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Just the same, we would advise sporting teams who come up against us in our sports gear to remember the Latin adage, inscribed above a kennel in Pompeii : "Cave canem!" I am a great believer in Cromwell's adage that the people who applaud you on your rise will be the same ones cheering at your
A disadvantage of bright tracers is that they give away the shooter's location to the enemy; as a military adage puts it, "tracers work both ways".
Economic impact The importance of trucking is communicated by the industry adage : "If you bought it, a truck brought it." Adagio ADAGE (French), ADAGIO (Italian) In song,Adagio means "slowly", and in ballet it means slow, enfolding movements.
It uses, argues with, and even abandons its wielders, and struggles with them in an effort to kill as many people as it can (perhaps a jab
at the adage, "Guns don't kill people; people kill people.", or possibly a sarcastic defence of it).
Avon refuses to be afraid of the prison time offering his old adage that he will serve two days, the day he goes in and the day he gets out.
Christiansen and Tully incorrectly cite (without attribution) Auric Goldfinger 's adage that "Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action." Perhaps proving the baseball adage that good pitching beats good hitting, the 1921 Tigers lacked good pitching and finished in 6th place, 27 games behind the Yankees.
The adage "step on the ball" refers to the pilot having to apply rudder in the same dire
ction as the ball is deflected in order to return the aircraft
to coordinated flight.
The pleasure in making a satisfactory object.'"- Shainberg, L., Exorcising Beckett, The Paris Review No. 104, Fall 1987 An old adage says that people hear what they want to hear; they hone in on what's relevant to them.
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