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PROVERB

EVERY OLD CROW THINKS HER OWN THE BLACKEST.

Data entry tech comment: WE BELIEVE THIS REFERS TO MATERNAL PRIDE IN OFFSPRING.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; OBSERVATION ; PREJUDICE ; UNOBJECTIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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FATTEN THE HORSE

THE EYES OF THE OWNER FATTEN THE HORSE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HIS FATHER IN ITALY.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): PREJUDICE ; SYMBOL ; UNOBJECTIVE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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ITALIAN PROVERB

THE EYES OF THE OWNER CAN MAKE THE HORSE FATTER.
(ITALIAN) OUI QUE DE PATRONE, GROSSE DE CABALLO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

James Callow Keyword(s): PREJUDICE ; TRANSLATION ; UNOBJECTIVE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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