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«And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw»
Author: Edmund Spenser | Keywords: oft, straw, straws, strives, stumbles
«An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting»
«And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, / Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.»
«And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.»
Author: Bible | Keywords: lie down, ox, straw, The Bear
«ADMINISTRATION, n. An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. A man of straw, proof against bad-egging and dead-catting.»
«And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.»
Author: Bible | Keywords: camels, provender, straw, straw man
«And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.»
Author: Bible | Keywords: straw, taskmaster, taskmasters
«And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore? / Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants? / There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.»
«And when they list, their lean and flashy songs / Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw, / The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, / But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, / Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread.»
«A drowning man will catch a straw»
Author: Proverb | About: Men | Keywords: Catch A, drowning, straw, straw man