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proverb
used in Anne Of Green Gables

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Definition
a short saying — typically well-known and accepted by many as offering good advice
  • One could have eaten a meal off the ground without overbrimming the proverbial peck of dirt.
    Chapter 1 — Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised (39% in)
  • The proverb you need to go by is 'Look before you leap'—especially into spare-room beds."
    Chapter 19 — A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession (71% in)

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