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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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Like a chip in the pottage pot, doth neither good nor harm.  1
Like arming a hog in the snout with a ploughshare, that can tear up the ground without it.  Tamil.  2
Like box-makers, more noise than work.  French.  3
Like driving away dogs till break of day, because he had lent his door to a neighbor.  Tamil.  4
Like putting one’s hand in a water-pot in search of a missing elephant.  Tamil.  5
Like the strange missile the Australian throws,
Your verbal boomerang slaps you on the nose.
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Like the hidalgo’s dinner, very little meat and a great deal of table-cloth.  Spanish Student.  7
Like the old sow: you have to pull her ears off to get her to the trough, and her tail off to get her away.  8
Like the squire of Guadalaxara who knew nothing in the morning of what he said at night.  Spanish.  9
Like the tailor who sewed for nothing and found the thread himself.  10
Like the wife that never cries for the ladle until the pot runs over.  11
 
 
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