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20 The key that opens is also the key that locks REPUBLIC OF CONGO

68 GUESTS

1 Seven days is the length of a guest’s life MYANMAR

2 A guest and a fish after three days are poison FRANCE

3 Let the guests at table be three or four – at the most five GREECE

4 Children regard their father’s guest as a slave REPUBLIC OF CONGO

5 Aching teeth are ill tenants ENGLAND

6 The later in the evening, the nicer the people NETHERLANDS

69 ABSENT – PRESENT

1 Absence makes the heart grow fonder ENGLAND

2 You cannot shave a man’s head in his absence NIGERIA

3 The absent get farther off every day JAPAN

4 The absent always bear the blame NETHERLANDS

5 Whose presence does no good, their absence does no harm ENGLAND

6 Easy come, easy go ENGLAND

7 Away from the battle all are soldiers GERMANY

8 An apple a day keeps the doctor away ENGLAND

9 Take away the wife of a strong man only when he is out UGANDA

10 Time to catch bears is when they’re out USA

11 Here today and gone tomorrow ENGLAND

12 Present to the eye, present to the mind CHINA

13 While the cat’s away, the mice will play ENGLAND

14 A proverb characterizes nations, but must first dwell among them SWITZERLAND

70 BAGS – SACKS

1 Don’t rely on the label of the bag FRANCE

2 An empty bag cannot stand upright ENGLAND

3 At the bottom of the bag one finds the bill NETHERLANDS

4 It is folly to put flour into a bag facing the wind GERMANY

5 After the game the king goes into the sack like the pawn ITALY

6 If you look in a chief’s bag you will always find something UGANDA

7 That which goes last into the sack comes out first SWEDEN

8 The string of our sack of patience is generally tied with a slip knot JAPAN

9 An empty sack can’t stand, nor a dead cat walk IRELAND

71 BARRELS – CASKS

1 Never argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel CHINA

2 One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel ENGLAND

3 Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise CHINA

4 A sip at a time empties the cask NORWAY

5 The fuller the cask, the duller its sound GERMANY

6 A cask of wine works more miracles than a church full of saints ITALY

72 BASKETS

1 A pretty basket does not prevent worries REPUBLIC OF CONGO

2 Those who change their trade make soup in a basket ENGLAND

3 The basket that has two handles can be carried by two EGYPT

4 A basket-maker who makes one basket makes a hundred BRAZIL

5 A basket with its bottom burst is useless NIGERIA

6 Do not fill your basket with useless shells of coconuts KENYA

7 Even the bottom of a basket finds something to hold MADAGASCAR

8 Don’t put all your eggs in one basket ENGLAND

9 Better a handful of bees than a basketful of flies MOROCCO

73 BOTTLES – CANS

1 The sweeter the perfume, the uglier the flies which gather round the bottle CHINA

2 You can’t look into a bottle with both eyes TOGO

3 The one who has put an egg into a bottle can easily take it out NIGERIA

4 Save your bottles; it may rain whiskey USA

5 Those who want the last drop out of the can get the lid on their nose NETHERLANDS

6 Every alley has its own tin can USA

74 CUPS – GLASSES

1 There’s many a slip between cup and lip ENGLAND

2 The fuller the cup, the sooner the spill CHINA
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