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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Nose
 
A big (long) nose never spoiled a handsome face.  French.  1
A man should not stick his nose in his neighbor’s pot.  2
A man should not stick his nose in everything.  3
A red nose makes a ragged back.  Scotch.  4
He cut off his nose to spite his face.  5
He that hath a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.  6
His nose will abide no jests.  7
If you have lost your nose put your hand before the place.  Italian.  8
If Cleopatra’s nose had been a quarter of an inch shorter it would have changed the face of the world.  9
Keep your nose out of another’s mess.  Danish.  10
No one bites his own nose.  11
One may know by your nose what pottage you love.  12
Scant of cheeks makes a long nose.  13
To be led by the nose.  Dutch.  14
To follow one’s nose.  15
Who blows his nose too hard makes it bleed.  French.  16
 
 
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