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proverb
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Definition
a short saying — typically well-known and accepted by many as offering good advice
  • First, all the sugar must be chewed out of Mexican gum, then the bartender gives a few slips of paper to the aspirant, who writes either a proverb or a sentimental remark on the strip.
    p. 233.9

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