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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Bone
 
At an old bone not even a dog gnaws.  Romanian.  1
The nearer the bone the sweeter the flesh.  German, Dutch.  2
What is bred in the bone won’t out of the flesh.  Dutch.  3
What is bred in the bone will out of the flesh.  4
 
 
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