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Take away fuel, take away flame.

Take away my good name, take away my life.

Take down a rogue from the gallows and he will hang you up.

Take heed of an enemy reconciled.

Take heed of an ox before. an ass behind, and a monk on all sides.

Talk of the wolf and you see his tail.

That brings water to the mill.

That day is lost on which one has not laughed.

That often happens in a day which does not happen in a hundred years.

The abbey does not fail for want on one monk.

The arguments of the strongest have always the most weight.

The ass that is common property is always the worst saddled.

The bagpipe never utters a work till its belly is full.

The balance in doing its office knows neither gold nor lead.

The beadle of the parish is always of the vicar's opinion.

The beast dead, the venom is dead.

The beaten pay the fine.

The belly overrules the head.

The belly robs the back.

The benefice must be taken with its liabilities.

The best company must part, as King Dagobert said to his hounds.

The best driver will sometimes upset.

The best thing about a man is his dog.

The best wine has its lees.

The best you get is an even break.