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PROVERB

AS ONE TENDS HIS FENCE HE ALSO TENDS HIS FARM.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PROVERB

AS SKINNY AS A SAWHORSE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; DEFINITION ; HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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FLEMISH PROVERB

AS THE CLOCK TICKS AT HOME, IT TICKS NOWHERE ELSE. ZOOALS HET KLOKJE THUIS TIKT, TIKT HET NERGENS. (FLEMISH)

Submitter comment: THIS WAS GIVEN TO ME WHEN HE WAS VISITING DETROIT, MICH. FROM BELGIUM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS ; ONOMATOPEIA

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; OBSERVATION ; TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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PREDICTION: AIRPLANES

IRON DEVILS IN THE SKY
BEFORE THERE WERE AIRPLANES PEOPLE USED TO SAY, 'IT WONT BE LONG
AND THERE WILL BE IRON DEVILS IN THE SKY.'

Submitter comment: INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS FROM HER FATHER WHO WAS COMMENTING ON WHAT
OTHER PEOPLE HAD THOUGHT ABOUT THE INVENTIONS BEING MADE AROUND THE
TURN OF THE CENTURY. OBVIOUSLY SOME PEOPLE WERE RATHER AGAINST SOME
OF THE INVENTIONS BEING MADE AT THAT TIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS ; PROPHESY ; RELIGION

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

Date learned: 10-05-1971

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PROVERB

THE BELL CALLS OTHERS TO CHURCH BUT ITSELF NEVER MINDS THE SERMON.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE ; HUMAN CREATIONS ; RELIGION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PROVERB

DON'T CROSS THE BRIDGE BEFORE YOU COME TO IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ANTICIPATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

BOX YOUR EARS IN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): REFERS TO BEATING OR PUNCHING ; THREAT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SAYING

THE CARPENTER'S DOOR IS BROKEN.

Submitter comment: MEANING FIX UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS BEFORE TRYING TO FIX OTHERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

A CHAIN IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST LINK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Iron
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Finished Product
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-24-1968

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A POLISH PROVERB

ZEGAR NIE JE, NIE PYE, A JEDNAK BYE. (POLISH)
TRANSLATION: A CLOCK NEITHER EATS, NOR DRINKS, AND YET HE GOES
ON TICKING.

Where learned: DEARBORN

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM ; HUMAN CREATIONS ; ONOMATOPEIA

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-21-1967

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