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  1. " A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

  2. " A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe."

  3. " A handstaff of holly, a buailtin of hazel,a single sheaf and a clean floor."

  4. " A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig."

  5. " A silent mouth is melodious."

  6. " A wild goose never reared a tame gosling."

  7. " A windy day is not the day for thatching."

  8. " Do not mistake a goats beard for a fine stallions tail."

  9. " Every bird as it is reared and the lark for the bog."

  10. " Firelight will not let you read fine stories but its warm and you wont see the dust on the floor."

  11. " He'd offer you an egg if you promised not to break the shell."

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  12. " In winter the milk goes to the cow's horns."

  13. " It takes time to build a castle."

  14. "It's better to be sorry and stay than to be sorry and go away."

  15. " It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking."

  16. " Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain."

  17. " One beetle recognizes another."

  18. "Patience can conquer destiny."

  19. " The one who waits the fine day, will get the fine day."

  20. " What is in the marrow is hard to take out of the bone."

  21. "What would a young cat do but eat mice?"

  22. " Wilful waste makes woeful want."

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