Sentence Examples


  • The Latin proverb has it that "Turdus malum sibi cacat"; but the sowing is really effected by the bird wiping its beak, to which the seeds adhere, against the bark of the tree on which it has alighted.
  • Notwithstanding the protection afforded by sand-dunes and earthen embankments backed by stones and timber, the Frisian Islands are slowly but surely crumbling away under the persistent attacks of storm and flood, and the old Frisian proverb "de nich will diken mut wiken" (" who will not build dikes must go away") still holds good.
  • Proverbs chapter 16:11 "The Lord demands fairness in every business deal; he sets the standard."
  • A Russian proverb says: "What is written down with a pen cannot be hacked away with an ax."
  • Cox used to quote proverbs like "The Devil makes work for idle hands to do."

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