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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NEVER SPREAD STUPID RUMORS, LET OTHERS DO THIS.

Data entry tech comment: ON ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD THE LOCATION AT WHICH ITEM WAS COLLECTED
IS LISTED AS RUSSIA BUT DEARBORN HEIGHTS MICHIGAN SHOULD
PROBABLY BE ASSUMED

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1905

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

A PROMISE IS WORTH MORE THAN MONEY.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

Keyword(s): METONYMY

James Callow Keyword(s): ECONOMY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

HE WHO DOES NOT HAVE FRIENDS LIVES ONLY HALF A LIFE.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V233

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

HE WHO FEARS NOTHING STILL FEARS PEOPLE LAUGHING AT HIM.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

Keyword(s): DERISION SCORN, SATIRE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V233

Date learned: 00001898 - 1905

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

FRIENDSHIPS ARE MANY, BUT FRIENDS ARE FEW.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; CONTRAST ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V233

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

GIVE HIM THE ENTIRE EARTH, AND HE WILL ASK FOR PAPER IN WHICH TO
WRAP IT.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

Keyword(s): GREDDY PERSONALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V270

Date learned: 00001898-1905

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

MARRIAGE IS ONLY ONE 'YES' PRECEDED BY THOUSANDS OF 'NO'S'.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

James Callow Keyword(s): METONYMY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001898-1905

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

MEASURE SEVEN TIMES TO CUT ONCE.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; CAUTION ; CONTRAST

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001898-1905

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

STEEL GLOWS RED IN A FIRE, LIKE A PERSON
IN HIS BATTLE FOR TRUTH.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- V733

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

TREES WITH GOOD ROOTS LAUGH AT STORMS.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

Keyword(s): NATURE STRENGTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V275

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