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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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A cocoanut-shell full of water is an ocean to an ant.  Tamil.  1
An emmet (ant) may work its heart out, but cannot make honey.  2
Ants never bend their course to an empty granary.
No friend will visit departed wealth.  Ovid.
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Even an emmet may seek revenge.  4
Even an ant is eight spans long as measured by its own hand.  Tamil.  5
None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.  Franklin.  6
The ant has wings to its hurt.  Don Quixote.  7
What would the ant do if it had the head of a bull.  German.  8
 
 
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