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Saturday, January 16, 2010

more cat proverbs

These are from Proverbs, Maxims, and Phrases of All Ages, Robert Christy, compiler (New York and London: The Knickerbocker Press, G. P. Putnam and Sons, 1904).

An old cat likes young mice. (Greek)
Cat after cat kind.
Cats eat what hussies spare.
Cats hide their claws.
Don't look for five feet on a cat. (from Don Quixote)

Wanton kittens make sober cats. (I love this one -- Curator)
"We are all well placed" said the cat, when she was seated on the bacon. (Danish)
Well might the cat wink when both her eyes were out.
When cat and mouse agree the farmer has no chance. (Danish)

Singed cats live long. (German)
The cat always leaves her mark upon her friend. (Spanish)
The cat and dog may kiss yet are none the better friends.


Cliff and Olivia said...

Nice collection, but the Humans says that they've never heard the ones that are supposed to be Danish.

Four Dinners said...

Maximus Spittimus would like me to advise you of the following.

A) He has no idea what you are on about.

B) He thanks you for your visit to his blog.

(Well he is only 4 months old...)...;-)

Four Dinners
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curator said...

Cliff and Olivia, I think they very old sayings - I had never heard of most of them either!

Four Dinners, I hope Maximus Spittimus will not object to my visiting again!