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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A rotten egg cannot be spoiled.  1
A white egg often comes from a black hen.  German.  2
A wild goose never laid a tame egg.  Irish.  3
All your eggs have two yolks apiece I warrant you.  4
“An egg’s an egg” said the boor, and took the goose egg.  German, Dutch.  5
An egg is the only clean thing in a slovenly house-wife’s kitchen.  6
An unlaid egg is an uncertain thing.  German.  7
Better a half an egg than an empty shell.  8
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.  9
Eggs and oaths are easily broken.  Danish.  10
Eggs are close things, but the chicks come out at last.  Chinese.  11
Eggs are put to hatch on chance.  French.  12
Eggs of an hour, fish of ten; bread of a day, wine of a year; a woman of fifteen and a man of thirty.  13
He has lost the nest egg.  Dutch.  14
He lays his eggs beside his nest.  Dutch.  15
He that will have eggs must have cackling.  Dutch.  16
He who treads on eggs must tread lightly.  German.  17
It is hard to shave an egg.  18
Neither good egg nor bird.  19
One rotten egg spoils the whole pudding.  German.  20
One should not put too many eggs under one hen.  German.  21
One should not sell the egg until it is laid.  German.  22
Out of a white egg often comes a black chick.  23
Presented eggs are always fresh.  German.  24
Send not for a hatchet with which to break open an egg.  25
Shave the egg and take its hair.  Modern Greek.  26
Sometimes an egg is given for an ox.  Italian.  27
The egg teaches the hen and the tile the potter.  German.  28
The egg will be more knowing than the hen.  German.  29
There goes reasoning to the roasting of eggs.  30
To cackle and lay no egg.  Spanish, Portuguese.  31
Unlaid eggs are uncertain chickens.  German.  32
Upon an egg the hen lays an egg.  French.  33
You will find it out when you want to fry the eggs.  Spanish.  34

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