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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Blowing
 
Blow first and sip afterward.  1
Blow not against the hurricane.  2
Blow thy own pottage and not mine.  3
Blow your horn if you don’t sell a fish.  Boston Shad Pedler.  4
He that blows best takes awa’ the horn.  5
He that blows in the dust fills his own eyes.  6
He that blows in the fire must get sparks in his eyes.  German.  7
He who blows upon dust fills his eyes with it.  Italian.  8
It is better to blow than burn your mouth.  Dutch.  9
 
 
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