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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Iron
 
Iron long fired becomes steel.  Chinese.  1
Iron may be rubbed so long that it gets heated.  French.  2
Iron not used soon rusts.  Portuguese.  3
Iron or brass, let nothing pass.  Chinese.  4
It is bad iron in which there is no steel.  Danish.  5
The command of iron soon gives a nation command of gold.  Gibbon.  6
 
 
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