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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Rat
 
A good rat will not injure the grain near its own hole.  Chinese.  1
A rat makes a hole, a snake inhabits it.  Tamil.  2
A rat may flood a province.  Sydney Smith, speaking of Holland.  3
An old rat easily finds a hole.  Dutch.  4
An old rat won’t go into a trap.  Dutch.  5
Do you not smell a rat?  Ben Jonson.  6
Many a rat devours the lion.  German.  7
Rats and conquerors must expect no mercy in misfortune.  8
Rats do not play tricks with kittens.  Spanish.  9
Rats desert a sinking ship.  10
The rat betrayed by his own trap perishes.  Latin.  11
The rat that has but one hole is soon caught.  Spanish, Dutch.  12
The very rats had instinctively quit it (the ship).  Shakespeare.  13
 
 
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