So, as I stated in my first Teapot riddle, I was challenged by a fellow user to create a Teapot riddle, and thus I have created two (numbers 26 and 27). However, to put my traditional stamp on it, I've decided to create one more. Welcome to the Perpetual Teapot!

The Rules

  • I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings.
  • Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...).
  • You try to figure out the word with my hints.
  • I will post a new hint everyday; with each hint making it easier to solve.

The Puzzle

Since this one will probably expand quite a bit, I'm going to use a different format to keep the post as short and clean as possible.

  • My first teapot is a small stream.
  • My second teapot is the average type of something.
  • My third teapot is a rapid series of notes forming a scale.

Bonus Reputation Opportunity

I will award $50$ reputation if you can explain why I chose the word.

Good luck to you all and have fun!

  • $\begingroup$ Damn, I was gonna say what @Rasco mentioned in his/her answer. $(+1)$ though :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Sep 25, 2018 at 5:27

2 Answers 2


Is it a ...


First teapot -

Run is the name of small streams in North America and is also a name of a stream in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant.

Second teapot -

Going for a run is an average type of exercise to get in shape with. One might say its a pretty common exercise.

Third teapot -

A run in musical terms is a rapid series of ascending or descending musical notes often closely spaced in pitch forming a scale.

Edited to remove initial guess of...


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    $\begingroup$ That was awesome for the second teapot and very interesting for the first lol. +1 from me, but not the answer. $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2018 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ @PerpetualJ Yay I figured I had it after the musical clue. Did you choose this word because you were trying to procrastinate going on a blank yourself? $\endgroup$
    – Jim
    Sep 25, 2018 at 19:37
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    $\begingroup$ Haha no, I wouldn't consider that unless I was sick! Feel free to take another crack at that. There's something special about this word! $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 19:54
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    $\begingroup$ That wasn't it either lol it has this in common with the word set. Another hint would be too search blank definition on Google and scroll down in amazement at how many teapots there actually are. $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 20:08
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    $\begingroup$ rot 13("Frg" unf 464 qrsvavgvbaf va gur Bksbeq Ratyvfu Qvpgvbanel. "Eha" ehaf n qvfgnag frpbaq, jvgu 396) ah HA $\endgroup$
    – Jim
    Sep 25, 2018 at 20:31

Is it



"The swiftest part of a stream". "Generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment".

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    $\begingroup$ Good attempt but it doesn't seem to fit the second teapot. $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2018 at 19:10

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