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Proverbs containing the word Bone

What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh

This saying is often misquoted and misconstrued. People say, 'What's bred in the bone will come out in the flesh' meaning that a natural... Read more →

Two dogs fight for a bone, and a third runs away with it

While two persons are disputing over something, somebody else takes advantage of the fact that their attention is distracted. For example, there... Read more →

Sticks the stones and may break my bones, but words will never hurt me

However much one person insults another, he causes him no physical injury at all. Only when words lead to blows are bones liable to be... Read more →