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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Curse
 
A curse will not strike out an eye unless the fist goes with it.  Danish.  1
A sedgly curse light on him; i.e., the devil ride through him booted and spurred with a scythe at his back.  Massinger.  2
A thousand curses never tore a shirt.  Syriac.  3
Curses are like processions; they return to whence they came.  Italian.  4
Curses are like young chickens and still come home to roost.  5
Curses are the devil’s language.  6
Curses hurt not—prayers injure not.  German.  7
Curses sing the devil to mass.  German.  8
Cussin’ de weather is mighty poo’ farmin’.  African American.  9
He is pattering the devil’s pater noster. (Cursing.)  10
The curse on the hearth wounds the deepest.  Danish.  11
The curse sticks to no one but the curser.  German.  12
The lips that curse shall want bread.  Polish.  13
Who curses prays to the devil.  German.  14
 
 
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