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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
To catch two pigeons with one bean.  French.  1
To have two strings to his bow.  2
To kill two birds with one stone.  Portuguese, Dutch.  3
To kill two flies with one flap.  4
To make two friends with one gift.  5
To make two nails at one heat.  Italian.  6
To stop two mouths with one morsel.  7
To stop two gaps with one bush.  8
To take two boars in one thicket.  9
Two are the masters of one.  Danish.  10
Two “anons” and a “by-and-by,” are an hour and a half.  11
Two dogs strive for a bone and a third runs away with it.  12
Two dry sticks will kindle a green one.  13
Two good things are better than one.  14
Two securities avail more than one.  La Fontaine.  15
Two things are bad: “too much,” and “too little.”  16
Two to one are odds at foot-ball.  17
Two watermelons cannot be held under one arm.  Turkish.  18

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