# I'm rarely seen by you

Our clap is quiet if not silent

We are small, soft and pliant

Always little or no space between

Before your eyes but rarely seen

What are we?

• Great riddle! $(+1)$ $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ – Feeds Aug 18 '18 at 7:46

## 2 Answers

Eyelids. We can't hear when we blink, they are soft and pliant and has little or no spaces between them when they are closed, "before our eyes" but we can't really see them.

• Technically the answer I was going for... really unsure what to accept as I still feel this is a better fit but they're virtually the same and I can't say they don't both work. @Eutherpy you got in there first but would you mind me robbing the accept for Vivek here? I'll owe you a shiny +1 – Brent Hackers Aug 17 '18 at 12:29
• I also thought @Eutherpy was right? But then he answered 'eyelashes' which means hairs that grows on the edge of the eyelids. – Vivek Parekh Aug 17 '18 at 15:08
• @BrentHackers I think you marked "eyelashes" as the correct answer by mistake – Vivek Parekh Aug 17 '18 at 15:11
• @VivecParekh not by mistake. See my comments. With Eutherpy being so close as to basically give away the answer I initially marked them correct and commented hoping that they'd update. Seemed fair. – Brent Hackers Aug 17 '18 at 15:29

We are probably

eyelashes? We can't hear them when we blink,they are soft and pliant, with little spaces between them, "before our eyes" but we can't really see them.

• I was thinking of rot13(rlryvqf) but obviously you're close enough that I'll have to mark accepted. +1 – Brent Hackers Aug 17 '18 at 11:13