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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Washing
 
All will come out in the washing.  Don Quixote.  1
Dirty water does not wash clean.  Danish.  2
Foul linen should be washed at home.  French.  3
It is a loss of soap to wash the ass’s head. (Applied to advice given to a fool.)  Spanish.  4
People should wash their linen in private.  Napoleon.  5
Seemed washing his hands with invisible soap,
In imperceptible water.  Hood.
  6
The laundress washeth her own smock first.  7
The spot will come out in the washing.  8
They who do not wash well do not bleach well.  Danish.  9
Wash your dirty linen at home.  10
Wash your hands often, your feet seldom, and your head never.  11
 
 
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