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Starts out from the last,
I work my way up if asked.
You will laugh if I'm slothful,
And cry if I'll not careful.
I can make your mouth shut,
followed by that furry nut!

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ Is the title correct? "I can by handy"? Or should it be "I can be handy"? $\endgroup$ – Rodrigo Salgado Atala Jul 22 '16 at 18:08
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    $\begingroup$ @RodrigoSalgadoAtala typo, happnes to me eevry Firday $\endgroup$ – Alex Jul 22 '16 at 19:06
  • $\begingroup$ My English is not good, so which meaning should I understand for "furry nut", bro? $\endgroup$ – Mr Neo Sep 16 '16 at 10:47
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You are a...

Zipper!

Starts out from the last,

Begins with the letter 'Z'

I work my way up if asked.

If you pull at a zipper, it goes up!

You will laugh if I'm slothful,

People who leave their fly open are readily mocked!

And cry if I'll not careful.

Ouch!

I can make your mouth shut,

A 'zipper-mouth' is a common analogy for someone who is keeping schtum.

followed by that furry nut!

... self explanatory?

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  • $\begingroup$ You got it! However the last line is another hint; try and see if you can get it before I accept your answer $\endgroup$ – Alex Jul 25 '16 at 13:49
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I think the answer is:

Toothpaste

Explanation:

Starts out from the last,

You start pushing the toothpaste out by pressing from the bottom...

I work my way up if you ask it.

...and then moving up as you use it.

You will laugh if I'm slothful,

Maybe this alludes to toothpaste coming out slowly which is a convenience

And cry if I'll not careful.

If it comes out all of a sudden, it can spill and go waste.

I can make your mouth shut,

You shut your mouth to brush your teeth.

followed by that furry nut!

This refers to the toothbrush.

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  • $\begingroup$ Only if line 3 - 4 fit, Not the answer but interesting thought! $\endgroup$ – Alex Jul 22 '16 at 20:52

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