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This is my first riddle and I think it should be easy for you guys.

While swinging my fin I fight for a grin
I woosh back and forth
Killing millions on both
Destroying evil day and night
Preventing precious from blight

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  • $\begingroup$ It must be sort of hard if no one has got it yet. well done $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Dec 11 '14 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ I have given hours of thought to it I had fun thinking of it but I really thought you guys would easily solve it :D It's something everyone knows nothing like a strange object nobody would know like I see in some riddles $\endgroup$ – Sinan Samet Dec 11 '14 at 10:00
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You are

a toothbrush.

"While swinging my fin I fight for a grin"

Pretty literal here: the fin is the brush, the grin is the grin.

"I woosh back and forth"

Just brushing, you know.

"Killing millions on both"

Killing the horrible bacteria, of course.

"Destroying evil day and night"

Well, actually three times a day as a minimum, I hope.

"Preventing precious from blight"

What's more precious than teeth? Well, ok, golden teeth. And they don't even get blight.

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  • $\begingroup$ Exactly!:D Good job! $\endgroup$ – Sinan Samet Dec 11 '14 at 11:23
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    $\begingroup$ Ahhh, I read the "evil" in "Destroying evil day and night" as adjective! That's why I was wondering, what kind of "evil day" are there? $\endgroup$ – justhalf Dec 12 '14 at 2:25
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    $\begingroup$ Ahh, the irony of what I was doing while reading this riddle and yet still unable to figure it out. $\endgroup$ – The111 Dec 12 '14 at 10:26
  • $\begingroup$ Thats exactly when I came up with the subject for the riddle :D $\endgroup$ – Sinan Samet Dec 12 '14 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ @SinanSamet etc. - Attention all riddlers! Vote! :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 15 '14 at 18:09
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You are:

The Moon

While swinging my fin

The moon swims through across the sky.

I fight for a grin

The crescent moon looks like a grin (c.f. The Cheshire Cat).

I woosh back and forth

The moon goes back and forth across the sky.

Killing millions on both

The Moon can mark the passage of time. Millions die with every cycle of the Moon.

Destroying evil day and night

The Moon adds to the light of the night - "evil" is taken darkness.

Preventing precious from blight

No idea yet

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice on but not the right one I'm afraid! $\endgroup$ – Sinan Samet Dec 11 '14 at 10:12
  • $\begingroup$ Yes fair enough... I need to make the last sentence work... $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Dec 11 '14 at 10:18
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You are a:

Clock (with a Pendulum)

While swinging my fin I fight for a grin

The pendulum swings where the shape formed by the motion is a smile/grin.

I woosh back and forth

The pendulum swings in this way.

Killing millions on both

Every tick of the clock signals the death of millions.

Destroying evil day and night

The sounds of the clock striking the hour (like a cuckoo clock) is thought to ward off evil.

Preventing precious from blight

Not sure :p

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  • $\begingroup$ Yet another nice try! The simplicity of the object is right though. But the last sentence is very obvious once you know the answer. $\endgroup$ – Sinan Samet Dec 11 '14 at 10:16
  • $\begingroup$ I think it's some sort of tool used for cleaning, like broom. Perhaps a mop? $\endgroup$ – justhalf Dec 11 '14 at 10:34
  • $\begingroup$ @justhalf maybe... how does it fight for a grin? I suppose much as a pendulum does.. $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Dec 11 '14 at 10:40
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    $\begingroup$ @justhalf you were right. it was a brush :D $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Dec 11 '14 at 11:26

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