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 First Stroke is Half the Battle.Fish. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fish.
 
The French have a remarkable locution respecting fish as a food:   1
       
“A près poisson, lait est poison;
A près poisson, le vin est bon;
A près poisson, noix est contre-poison.”
 


 First Stroke is Half the Battle.Fish. 

 
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