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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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By the thread we unwind the skein.  Spanish.  1
It hangs upon a silken thread.  2
Short flax makes long thread.  Danish.  3
The thread breaks where it is thinnest.  Spanish.  4
Threads do not break for being fine, but for being gouty and ill spun.  Portuguese.  5
Where it’s weakest there the thread breaketh.  6
Who holds the thread holds the ball.  French.  7
 
 
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