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Posted By: Jim Dixon
07-Nov-08 - 08:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
Subject: RE: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
"'You've reversed the old adage,' said he, 'about the odd things you see when you haven't got a gun.'"
—"Hunters Three: Sport and Adventure in South Africa" by Thomas Wallace Knox, William M. Cary, 1895.

"The week of years. This was a period of seven years, during the last of which, the land remained untilled, and the people enjoyed a sabbath or season of rest."
—"Jahn's Biblical Archaeology" by Johann Jahn, Thomas Cogswell Upham, 1827.

"Don't I look like the wreck of the Hesperus? Honest to goodness, I feel like nine dollars' worth of dog meat hanging out of a hospital window."
—"The Sorrows of a Show Girl: A Story of the Great 'White Way'" by Kenneth McGaffey, 1908.

"...but usually, as the old saying is, 'There is more than one way to skin a cat'—more than one method of producing the same result."
—"Report of the Secretary" by Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1880.

"'This will hurt me far more than it will hurt you, my lad,' said Armstrong senior; and Paul, by a swift, sidelong movement of the mind, decided that he had been born a liar because his father was one before him."
—"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray, 1901.

"Margaret, turn off the waterworks, unless you wish to drive me mad."
—"A Professional Rider" by Mary E. Kennard, 1903.

"On coming in again, a gust of cold air, like a tangible presence and which cut like a knife, came in with him, and awoke Jamie. 'The deuce'—only he put it more forcibly—'take you, Yorke; were you born in a barn?' snapped the Amiable One."
—"Sinners Twain: A Romance of the Great Lone Land" by John Mackie, 1895.

"The old expression, 'trying to heat the whole outdoors,' has been so impressed upon their minds that, by trying to keep all the heat in, they keep all the fresh air out."
—"Your Baby: A Guide for Young Mothers" by Edith Belle Lowry, 1915.

"Good-night! come again when you can't stay so long."
—"A New and Practical System of the Culture of Voice and Action" by Joseph Edwin Frobisher, 1867.

"Cha'n ann de shiolachadh a' phoca-shalainn thu.
You are not of the seed of the salt-pock.
Sometimes said to boys sent out in the rain, = You won't melt."
—"A Collection of Gaelic Proverbs and Familiar Phrases" by Donald Macintosh, Alexander Nicolson, 1882.

"It's weel your faults are no written on your forehead."
—"Scottish Proverbs" by Andrew Henderson, William Motherwell, 1832.

"Bankers did not give 'owt for nowt,' as Matt put it to himself."
—"Sons of Belial" by William Westall, 1895.