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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ill Wind.
 
’Tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Someone profits by every loss; someone is benefited by every misfortune.   1
       
“Except wind stands as never it stood,
It is an ill-wind turns none to good.”
       
Tusser: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, xiii.
 


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