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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Biting
 
A gaunt brute bites sore.  French.  1
Because the cur has bitten shall I bite the cur?  2
Better a friendly bite than an enemy’s caress.  Danish.  3
Bite not the dog that bites.  Danish.  4
Don’t bite till you know whether it is bread or a stone.  Italian.  5
Don’t make two bites of a cherry.  6
He who can lick can bite.  French.  7
If you cannot bite never show your teeth.  8
Keep to the little ones and the big ones will not bite you.  Danish.  9
One must not make the bite larger than the mouth.  German.  10
Take two bites if one is too large.  German.  11
The biter is sometimes bit.  French, Italian.  12
The greatest barkers are not the greatest biters.  13
Though I am bitten I am not all eaten.  14
 
 
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