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A head, a heart and a tail
You ought to find me, so don't fail

After my tail, send my head
From some bullets, I fled?
To make things new, now use me
And so to do, then affix me

Take my heart and duplicate
Before my head, place it straight
Congrats, I was not very tall
But now, I'm nothing at all

Great, now my tail is my head. Horror!
Fortunately, you let the rest in order
It is quite a long time, you see
I'll understand if you don't wait for me.

Who am I?

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    $\begingroup$ You are a three-letter word. $\endgroup$ Dec 31 '16 at 15:23
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor That is a start! $\endgroup$
    – IAmInPLS
    Dec 31 '16 at 16:46
  • $\begingroup$ 'Fortunately you let the rest in order' should let be left? $\endgroup$ Dec 31 '16 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Let is valid as well $\endgroup$
    – IAmInPLS
    Dec 31 '16 at 17:55
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Are you:

'one'

After my tail, send my head
From some bullets, I fled?
To make things new, now use me
And so to do, then affix me

one -> Neo
Neo is a prefix meaning new or recent.

Take my heart and duplicate
Before my head, place it straight
Congrats, I was not very tall
But now, I'm nothing at all

one -> none

Great, now my tail is my head. Horror!
Fortunately, you let the rest in order
It is quite a long time, you see

one -> eon
An eon is an extremely long period of time.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hey, this is it! Explain the lines 5/6 and you're good to have the tick :-) $\endgroup$
    – IAmInPLS
    Dec 31 '16 at 17:56
  • $\begingroup$ Hmm, I honestly can't get 5/6 right now. I'll keep at it. $\endgroup$ Jan 2 '17 at 2:26
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    $\begingroup$ For 5/6: it is a prefix to denote something new. $\endgroup$
    – Ankoganit
    Jan 2 '17 at 6:25
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, this is what @Ankoganit says! $\endgroup$
    – IAmInPLS
    Jan 2 '17 at 7:36
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    $\begingroup$ Ah, clever! I was still thinking of 'one' instead of 'neo' for those lines. Thanks @Ankoganit! $\endgroup$ Jan 3 '17 at 4:15

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