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DEVIL'S GORGE

BY NIAGARA FALLS THERE IS A LARGE GORGE NEAR THE WHIRLPOOL IN WHICH
A REGIMENT OF BRITISH WERE SUPPOSEDLY WIPED OUT BY AN INDIAN AND
FRENCH AMBUSH. THIS IS HOW IT GOT ITS NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WAR- AMBUSH

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Formation

Date learned: 11-15-1968

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Proverb

Bird in the Hand:

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

Submitter comment:

Heard this in grade school

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bish

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

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

Submitter comment:

Told to me by my mother when she wanted to assure me of a certain thing.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.
MEANING: A SURE THING IS BETTER THAN TWO POSSIBILITIES

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD - 1-19-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001973 (ASSUMED)

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PROVERB

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD - 1-19-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB: ACCOMPLISHMENT VERSUS PLANS

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; OWENSBORO

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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PROVERB

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN A BUSH.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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PROVERB

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

Submitter comment:

SOMETHING WHICH YOU KNOW YOU HAVE IS NOT WORTH RISKING
FOR SOMETHING WHICH YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GET.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-23-1972

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Proverb

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

Submitter comment:

ANYTHING YOU HAVE IS BETTER THAN SOMETHING YOU ARE DREAMING OF.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-00-1982

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The B in Bird is underlined.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Words of Wisdom:

Don't hide your light under a bushel.

Submitter comment:

Handed down to Shirley from her father, Frank.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Barrel ; Bushel ; LIGHT ; POTENTIAL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

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

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Words of Wisdom:

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

Submitter comment:

Handed down to informant from her father.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

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

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; NUMBER ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

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

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; NUMBERS ; One ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Bird in hand is equal to two in the bush.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: University of Detroit Mercy

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

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

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

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

Submitter comment:

Informant first heard it from her mother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

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

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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