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  1. You likely use me every day,
    Every time you go outside.
    Sound like I'll make you go away;
    Also used by those you ride.

  2. You might see me every day
    If on SE time you waste.
    It's kind of like your daily pay;
    Addictive once you've had a taste.

  3. I'm essential for your life;
    Bovine means I can't be seen.
    Placing me on blocks was rife
    In the old days that have been.

What's the link?

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  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by link $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 29 '18 at 1:20
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    $\begingroup$ Working that out is part of the puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Aug 29 '18 at 1:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Duck well, that's the question, isn't it? I mean, what is the link? :P $\endgroup$ – user477343 Aug 29 '18 at 5:44
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The link is:

lace

1 + 2:

The first two stanzas describe shoe and rep, as jafe has already found out.

3:

The last stanza describes neck: A bull neck is so thick that it cannot be seen as being separate from the head. And the neck on the choppig block was a common death penalty in days of yore.

Connexion:

All three words can be combined with lace: shoelace; replace; necklace.

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  • $\begingroup$ Ooh this one also fits the title! Being white and having 3 parts, with the rot13(zvqqyr/fgevat) and two rot13(ntyrgf)! $\endgroup$ – Elpharya Aug 31 '18 at 14:08
  • $\begingroup$ Oehm is on point as usual. Well done. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 31 '18 at 15:02
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Partial

You likely use me every day,
Every time you go outside.
Sound like I'll make you go away;
Also used by those you ride.

shoe
Used by both people and horses, sounds like "shoo"

You might see me every day
If on SE time you waste.
It's kind of like your daily pay;
Addictive once you've had a taste.

rep (as in reputation)
It's reward points you get for correct answers and the like

I'm essential for your life;
Bovine means I can't be seen.
Placing me on blocks was rife
In the old days that have been.

air
Breathing is essential for life. Not sure of the other clues though...

Put together:

shoe repair

No idea how this relates to the title yet...

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    $\begingroup$ Shoe polish can be white and shoe repair is three syllables. $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 29 '18 at 5:04
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    $\begingroup$ Parts 1 and 2 are right. Part 3, and the final solution, aren't. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 29 '18 at 7:50
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    $\begingroup$ First thing that popped in mind for the 3th one is rot13(jngre, vg'f rffvnagvny gb yvir; vg'f pyrne fb lbh pna frr guebhtu vg; va gur byq qnlf gurl cynprq jngre ba oybpxf nobir n sver gb znxr vg fnsr gb qevax.) but not sure how this would help for a link :p. $\endgroup$ – mrdeadsven Aug 29 '18 at 11:10
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    $\begingroup$ Also, your way of getting the final solution from the three parts isn't right. It's more interesting than that :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 30 '18 at 0:08
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    $\begingroup$ @mrdeadsven: "3th" 😉 $\endgroup$ – 3D1T0R Aug 31 '18 at 0:53
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Based on other answers:

Part 1

Shoe, but as "Shoo!" (or go away).

Part 2

Rep (reputation).

Part 3

Milk or cream. Cream is made from milk, which kinda makes sense, though it's not entirely fitting with the poem.

My guess:

Repellent. Based on Sho! (go away), rep (ellent) and milk/cream. It comes in three forms: cream, spray and incense-like products, making sense with the "three parts".

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, Part 3 still isn't right. But your way of putting the three together is (slightly) more on-point than what jafe tried. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 31 '18 at 12:32
  • $\begingroup$ Wait, I thought it wasn't a word made of 3 parts? Because that was exactly what I was talking about.. $\endgroup$ – Carley Aug 31 '18 at 13:03
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Ok, to build on jafe's answer:

Part 1 is

Shoe (this one I did not get)

Part 2 is

Rep

And I think part 3 is

milk

Because of the

Bovine reference, it being necessary for life since we all need milk as babies

and also the mention of

blocks which I believe are blocks of ice which people would put their milk and other perishables on.

However the final solution eludes me. I believe it to be a

three part word or phrase made up of the following wordparts

to be determined:

____ shoe or shoe____

And

____rep or rep_____

And

____milk or milk______

But what could it be?

Is it Gazeulsionmaid? j/k

Edit:

Is the answer to the bovine line in part 3

invisible as in invisi-bull?

So now I think part 3 is... (Drumroll)

dna

So the word could contain these letters

shoerepdna per and hose

Ugh, I give up for now.. am I on to anything?

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    $\begingroup$ I like this answer; the explanations are well-thought... but that last line is hilarious! $(+1)$ :D $\endgroup$ – user477343 Aug 31 '18 at 0:50
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, part 3 still isn't right. And the final solution isn't going to be a 3-part word or a 3-word phrase. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 31 '18 at 12:33
  • $\begingroup$ Ok thanks. I just edited my answer with a new idea. Any feedback? $\endgroup$ – Carley Aug 31 '18 at 12:55

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