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A thug like blood line

A less wild long night

A half high boat saver

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The answer is...

enter image description here OP:A Proper Life Mushroom

Which is a...

Life mushroom!

And the common thread is...

all the words combine with "life" to make another word/phrase:

A thug(life) (life)like (life)blood (life)line
A (life)less wild(life) (life)long night(life)
A half(life) high(life) (life)boat (life)saver

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  • $\begingroup$ Given your transformation of the verse, I really want a proper fourth line conclusion, because it just falls into 3 groups of a standard 4/4 rhythm $\endgroup$ – CAD97 Jan 18 '18 at 23:30
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    $\begingroup$ @CAD97: A second time raft pro? ;) $\endgroup$ – gnovice Jan 19 '18 at 0:06
  • $\begingroup$ Do the phrases in the modified riddle mean anything? They seem nonsensical. $\endgroup$ – jpmc26 Jan 19 '18 at 3:01
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    $\begingroup$ @jpmc26: The new phrases don't make sense, but the original phrases didn't either. The point is that each individual word can be combined with "life" to make another word. (With a bit of artistic licence, you can make "alive" from "a".) $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Jan 19 '18 at 6:41
  • $\begingroup$ @gnovice You got it. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jan 19 '18 at 7:42
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Let's try this :

A mold with five words

Because

All of your sentences have the same pattern (come from the same mold), as "A xxxx yyyy aaaa(a) bbbb(b)", with xxxx and yyyy being four letters long and aaaa(a) and bbbb(b) being 4 and 5 letters long in whichever order.

And also

Mold is a kind of mushroom!

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    $\begingroup$ This is a good, inventive, lateral fit that's simple enough to explain and understand... But no. The words used matter beyond the total words and characters per line. +1 though. And I'll award an extra big, extra shiny +1 if someone gets the right answer in the form of a picture. :) $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jan 18 '18 at 12:56
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I think the answer is (and this is probably a bit of a stretch)

Hyphen

Or, in picture form

enter image description here

Because

Each phrase is missing a hyphen. Hyphen (hyphae in English, all I could find to link this is the German translation which is Hyphen) is a part of mycelium. (I don't know much about growing mushrooms!)

A thug - like blood line
A less - wild long night (Not as sure about this line, really.)
A half - high boat saver

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    $\begingroup$ Someone did some homework at least... +1 for effort :) $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jan 19 '18 at 7:32
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    $\begingroup$ A couple of hours of homework. ;) And given the answer, I'm kicking myself. I would've known that one if I didn't overthink it! xD Great puzzle! $\endgroup$ – Kendra Jan 19 '18 at 14:00

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