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• An aging man gets closer to his land and an aging husband closer to his wife.

• The cock crows proudly on his own dunghill.

• A big head is a big load.

• The bat hangs downwards because of the words told it by the sun.

• The pot is not tired of cooking.

• The beard dances when food approaches.

• The dog’s happy dream produces no meat.

• The house of the heart is never full.

• ‘I know it perfectly’ prevents the wasp from learning to make honey.

• In new surroundings the hen walks on one leg.

• Rats don’t dance in the cat’s doorway.

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