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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Tailors
 
Dull scissors make crooked mouthed tailors.  Danish.  1
Four farthings and a thimble make a tailor’s pocket jingle.  2
Nine tailors make a man.  3
Tailors’ shreds are worth the cutting.  4
The Portuguese apprentice who does not know how to sew and wants to cut out.  Spanish.  5
The tailor ill dressed, the shoemaker ill shod.  Portuguese.  6
The tailor that makes not a knot loses a stitch.  7
There is little to sew where tailors are true.  8
To be like the tailor of Campello, who worked for nothing and found the thread.  Spanish.  9
 
 
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