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 Curse of Scotland.Cursing by Bell, Book, and Candle, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Curses.
 
Curses, like chickens, come home to roost. Curses fall on the head of the curser, as chickens which stray during the day return to their roost at night.   1
 


 Curse of Scotland.Cursing by Bell, Book, and Candle, 

 
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