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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gift-horse.
 
Don’t look a gift-horse in the mouth. When a present is made, do not inquire too minutely into its intrinsic value.   1
   Latin: “Noli equi dentes inspicere donati.” “Si quis det mannos ne quære in dentibus annos” (Monkish).   2
   Italian: “A cavallao daio non guardar in bocca.”   3
   French: “A cheval donné il ne faut pas regarder aux dents.”   4
   Spanish: “A cavall dato no le mirem el diénte.”   5
 


 Gif Gaff.Gig (g hard). 

 
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