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I'm found in all angels, and core of the Devil,
My forebears once dined 'cross the ol' English channel.
If fish is your wish, I can help fill your dish,
I go well with pie and with freshly cut sandwich.

I wax and I wane with the tick of the hour,
I only submit to my half-lunar ruler.
Don't argue with me, though the night may be long-
Though sometimes I'm right, I will never be wrong.

Who am I?

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    $\begingroup$ My guess is there's a lot of wordplay here... $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 18 '14 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ There is some but perhaps not as much as you think. $\endgroup$ – McMagister Dec 18 '14 at 15:59
  • $\begingroup$ Across the English Channel from which side...? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 18 '14 at 16:01
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You're

an Angle

I'm found in all angels, and core of the Devil,

Angel is an anagram, while the "core" of Devil is V, which is simply an angle.

My forebears once dined 'cross the ol' English channel.

Angles, I assume

If fish is your wish, I can help fill your dish,

Anglers catch fish

I go well with pie and with freshly cut sandwich.

Cutting pies or sandwiches creates a wedge (angle) shape. Could also be a play on pi.

I wax and I wane with the tick of the hour,

The angles between hands on a clock

I only submit to my half-lunar ruler.

Maybe it's referring to a half-moon shaped protractor, not sure. (confirmed by OP in comments)

Don't argue with me, though the night may be long-

Some angles are obtuse, or "annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand".

Though sometimes I'm right, I will never be wrong.

There are right angles, but I've never heard of a wrong one.

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    $\begingroup$ You're good at solving my riddles aren't you? $\endgroup$ – McMagister Dec 18 '14 at 16:12
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    $\begingroup$ Two out of three ain't bad. Ask some more :D $\endgroup$ – Set Big O Dec 18 '14 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ BTW half-lunar ruler is correct. A protractor looks a lot like a ruler for measuring angles not distances. $\endgroup$ – McMagister Dec 18 '14 at 16:14
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    $\begingroup$ The key for me on this one was the last line. When thinking of things described as "right", my mind goes to angles/triangles. From there it was just singling out each reference. $\endgroup$ – Set Big O Dec 18 '14 at 16:16

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