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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Knife
 
In a golden sheath a leaden knife.  Italian.  1
In a smith’s house the knife is wooden.  Spanish.  2
One knife keeps another in its sheath.  Italian.  3
One knife whets another.  Italian, German.  4
The knife cuts not the hand of gold.  Turkish.  5
’Tis a good knife; it will cut butter when ’tis melted.  6
Under a gold sheath a leaden knife.  Spanish.  7
 
 
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