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I am the fields rippling in the summer breeze,
the depths of the forest and the ocean alike.

I am the gleaming jewel of Erin, 
and the mark of some who fight over her today.

I am the lesser of two brothers,
mistaken for my twin in the light of the rising sun.

I am the signal beckoning onward,
drawing men into motion.

I am the field of luck and folly,
on which card and cube do play.

I am the eyes that burn with desire
for that which is not mine.

I am the coat of the fourth horse.

Who am I?

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Answer:

Green

I am the fields rippling in the summer breeze, the depths of the forest and the ocean alike.

All green in color.

I am the gleaming jewel of Erin, and the mark of some who fight over her today.

Ireland's green countryside. The green color of the Irish flag represents the native people of Ireland.

I am the lesser of two brothers, mistaken for my twin in the light of the rising sun.

Not a clue.

I am the signal beckoning onward, drawing men into motion.

Green traffic light.

I am the field of luck and folly, on which card and cube do play.

Green baize gaming table

I am the eyes that burn with desire for that which is not mine.

Jealousy = green.

I am the coat of the fourth horse.

The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are depicted with the death horse being green, in at least the Vasnetsov painting.

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe the third clue is a reference to green and blue sharing a word in Japanese? $\endgroup$ – f'' Jun 10 '16 at 3:50
  • $\begingroup$ That's good - the "rising sun" hints that you are right. But I know no Japanese. $\endgroup$ – Paul Beckingham Jun 10 '16 at 3:51
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    $\begingroup$ f'' is correct - that is the meaning of third clue. While Japanese does have a word for green, 'midori', things like newly-sprouted plants and traffic lights are referred to as 'ao', which seems to be somewhere between blue and cyan. $\endgroup$ – EnderX Jun 11 '16 at 11:55

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