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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Bow
 
A bow long bent waxeth weak.  1
A bow o’erbent will weaken.  2
Draw not your bow until your arrow is fixed.  3
Have two strings to your bow.  4
He has two strings to his bow.  5
He’s overshot his bow.  6
I’ve shot my arrow and hung up my bow.  Turkish.  7
It is always good to have two strings to your bow.  Italian.  8
Strain not your bow beyond its bent lest it break.  Dutch.  9
The bow that is always bent slackens or breaks.  Spanish.  10
When the bow is too much bent it breaks.  11
 
 
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