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 Bird of Estë.Birds (protected by superstitions). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Birds.
 
Birds of a feather flock together. Persons associate with those of a similar taste and station as themselves. Qui se ressemble s’assemble. Cicero says, “Similes similibus gaudent, pares cum paribus facillime congregantur.” “Ne nous associons qu’avec nos égaux” (La Fontaine).   1
   To kill two birds with one stone. To effect two objects with one outlay of trouble.   2
 


 Bird of Estë.Birds (protected by superstitions). 

 
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