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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Camel
 
A camel in Media dances in a little cab.  1
A mangy camel bears the load of many camels.  Modern Greek.  2
Even a mangy camel will carry more than a herd of asses.  Latin.  3
Everything with a crooked neck is not a camel.  German.  4
If the camel once get his nose in the tent his body will soon follow.  Arabian.  5
Mangy old camels carry the skins of the young ones to the market.  6
The camel carries sugar but eats thorns.  Kurd.  7
The camel going to seek horns lost his ears.  Turkish.  8
The camel has his own opinion and the camel driver has his.  African.  9
The camel is dancing. (Said of one out of his element.)  Latin.  10
The camel that travels often to Mecca will return lame at last.  Arabian.  11
The kick of a camel is soft but stunning.  Turkish.  12
“Why is your neck crooked?” was asked of the camel. “What have I straight?” was the reply.  Turkish.  13
 
 
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