School: Castlepollard Boys (roll number 5513)

Location:
Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath
Teacher:
William Coghlan
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  1. As hard as iron.
    As safe as a house on fire.
    As weak as a kitten.
    As sharp as a razor.
    As sound as a trout.
    As black as the ace of spades.
    As firm as a rock.
    As old as the hills.
    As cold as a stone.
    A rolling stone gathers no moss.
    Put a beggar on horseback and he will ride to hell.
    Old soldiers never die.
    When the cat is away the mice can play.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. proverbs (~4,377)
    Language
    English
    Informant
    Tom Sullivan
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Coole, Co. Westmeath