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PROVERB

THE EYES FRIGHTEN YOU, BUT THE HANDS ARE THE WORKER.

Submitter comment: THIS SEEMS TO NEED SOME EXPLANATION: JUST LOOKING AT A FIELD READY
FOR HARVEST MAY BE FRIGHTENING, HOWEVER WHEN YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO
WORKING IT ISN'T SO BAD.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; INDUSTRIOUSNESS?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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IRISH PROVERB

PLOW DEEP WHILE THE SLUGGARDS SLEEP,
SHALL HAVE CORN TO SELL AND CORN TO KEEP.

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ELLIPSIS ; INDUSTRIOUSNESS ; VEGETATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 04-15-1971

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PROVERB

THE USED KEY IS ALWAYS BRIGHT.

Data entry tech comment: PROVERB FROM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INDUSTRIOUSNESS

James Callow Keyword(s): BEAUTY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-01-1967

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

TO PUT YOUR NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): INDUSTRIOUSNESS WORK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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