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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
An honest miller hath a golden thumb.  1
Every miller draws the water to his own mill.  2
Like a miller, he can set to every wind.  3
Millers and bakers do not steal; men bring to them.  German.  4
Nothing bolder than a miller’s shirt, that every morning collars a thief.  French, German.  5
That miller is honest who has hair on his teeth.  German.  6
The miller is never so drunk that he forgets to take his dues.  Danish.  7
The miller ne’er got better toll than he took wi’ his own hands.  8
The miller’s hen, and the widower’s maid,
Of want need never be afraid.  German.
We beat the sack, and mean the miller.  German.  10
When the millers are making an uproar, tie up your sacks.  Italian.  11

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