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Four eyes have I
And a mouth of one
I do not speak
For I have no tongue
I have the curves
To match my eyes
I'm wide and skinny
To no one's surprise
I may be a female
Given my start
St. Louis holds
The bottom of my heart
Two legs I have
Though I cannot stand
But I think they're the finest
In all the lands
Can you hazard a guess
As to what, or who
Surely by now
I've given you plenty of clues

What or who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Was not aware, so thank you for pointing that out. $\endgroup$ – Josh Apr 11 '15 at 8:54
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I'm going to go with

The Mississippi (River)

Explanation will follow, gradually.

Four eyes have I and a mouth of one

Mississippi are the four I's, and the river has one mouth. OP Edit: Additionally, the "M" can appear to be "mouth-like".

I do not speak for I have no tongue

Rivers have mouths but no tongues.

I have the curves to match my eyes, I'm wide and skinny to no one's surprise

Rivers have curves and have different sizes at different points. OP Reasoning: The curves to match the eyes (i's), is the four s's in Mississippi.

I may be a female given my start

This is where I'm confused, at least a little bit. Maybe it's that rivers and bodies of water can be referred to as "she," but I'm not sure. OP Reasoning: The first 4 letters "Miss" indicates a female.

St. Louis holds the bottom of my heart

The river begins in St. Louis, or at least around that area.

Two legs I have, though I cannot stand

The "legs" of a river are not really for standing. OP Reasoning: The "legs" are the p's in Mississippi.

But I think they're the finest in all the lands

The Mississippi river is the longest in the United States.

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct answer, and interesting take on the explanation - not quite how I imagined it to be. I'll edit the post with a full explanation (spoiler-tagged, of course). $\endgroup$ – Josh Feb 17 '15 at 2:25
  • $\begingroup$ I thought river when I read the title. $\endgroup$ – Ben Frankel Apr 11 '15 at 9:09
  • $\begingroup$ I may be a female given my start: Mississipi starts with "Miss" $\endgroup$ – Martin Bansey Apr 11 '15 at 10:33
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My answer:

The Mississippi river

Why?

It is wide and skinny. St. Louis holds the bottom of its heart. A river has one mouth. Cannot stand because legs of a river are not used for standing.

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    $\begingroup$ looks like I was a minute or so too late. I should of posted the answer first and explanation later, lol. $\endgroup$ – Michael Rize Feb 17 '15 at 2:21
  • $\begingroup$ Right answer, though someone beat you to the punch! $\endgroup$ – Josh Feb 17 '15 at 2:21
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My guess

Eyeglasses

Four eyes have I And a mouth of one

Four eyes is for someone with eyeglasses, also have one mouth

I'm wide and skinny To no one's surprise I may be a female

The lens is wide and skinny

St. Louis holds The bottom of my heart

St Louis is one of eyeglass brand company.

Two legs I have Though I cannot stand But I think they're the finest In all the lands

Eyeglasses have two handle and fit in everyone head.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good answer, but doesn't fit all the criteria. Good job with the explanation on this, too - I'd have never thought of it! $\endgroup$ – Josh Feb 17 '15 at 2:18

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