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What is the missing word that completes each proverb?

1. Wake not a sleeping _______.
Answer: lion

2. _______ have ears.
Answer: Walls

3. Waste not, _______ not.
Answer: want

4. Water is a boon in the _______, but the drowning man curses it.
Answer: desert

5. A watched _______ never boils.
Answer: pot

6. We live in deeds, not in _______.
Answer: years

7. Wedlock is a _______.
Answer: padlock

8. Well _______ is half done.
Answer: begun

9. What can't be _______ must be endured.
Answer: cured

10. What's _______ cannot be undone.
Answer: done

11. What's sauce for the _______ is sauce for the gander.
Answer: goose

12. What is the good of a sundial in the _______?
Answer: shade

13. What is worth doing is worth doing _______.
Answer: well

14. What will Mrs _______ say?
Answer: Grundy

15. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also _______.
Answer: reap

16. When all men _______, no man hears.
Answer: speak

17. When children stand _______, they have done some ill.
Answer: still

18. When Greek meets _______, then comes the tug of war.
Answer: Greek

19. When I lent, I had a _______; when I asked, he was unkind.
Answer: friend

20. When in _______, leave out.
Answer: doubt

21. When in Rome, do as the _______ do.
Answer: Romans

22. When one _______ shuts, another opens.
Answer: door

23. When the cat is away, the _______ will play.
Answer: mice

24. Where there is a _______, there is a way.
Answer: will

25. Where there is _______, there is fire.
Answer: smoke

26. While there is _______, there is hope.
Answer: life

27. Who keeps company with the _______ will learn to howl.
Answer: wolf

28. Why keep a _______ and bark yourself?
Answer: dog

29. A _______ lasts but nine days.
Answer: wonder

30. A word is enough to the _______.
Answer: wise

31. A _______ spoken is past recalling.
Answer: word

32. Words cut more than _______.
Answer: swords

33. _______ is worship.
Answer: Work

34. The worst _______ of the cart creaks most.
Answer: wheel

35. You cannot burn the _______ at both ends.
Answer: candle

36. You cannot catch old _______ with chaff.
Answer: birds

37. You cannot have it _______ ways.
Answer: both

38. You cannot have the _______ and eat it too.
Answer: cake

39. You cannot make a _______ walk straight.
Answer: crab

40. You cannot make an omelet without breaking _______.
Answer: eggs

41. You cannot put an old head on young _______.
Answer: shoulders

42. You cannot _______ the cow and drink the milk.
Answer: sell

43. You cannot teach an old dog new _______.
Answer: tricks

44. You may lead a horse to the water, but you cannot make him _______.
Answer: drink

45. You must lose a _______ to catch a trout.
Answer: fly

46. You never know what you can do till you _______.
Answer: try

47. Want is the _______ of industry.
Answer: mother

48. The way to a man's heart is through his _______.
Answer: stomach

49. We are all _______ of opinion.
Answer: slaves

50. We get what we deserve not what we _______.
Answer: desire

51. We soon _______ what we desire.
Answer: believe

52. The _______ goes to the wall.
Answer: weakest

53. What can you expect from a _______ but a grunt?
Answer: hog

54. What _______ little is little esteemed.
Answer: costs

55. What is a workman without his _______?
Answer: tools

56. What is bred in the _______ will never come out of the flesh.
Answer: bone

57. What's yours is _______, and what's mine is my own.
Answer: mine

58. What man has _______, man can do.
Answer: done

59. What may be done at _______ time is done at no time.
Answer: any

60. What _______ be must be.
Answer: must

61. What one _______ on the swings, one makes up on the roundabouts.
Answer: loses

62. What soberness conceals, _______ reveals.
Answer: drunkenness

63. What the eye doesn't see, the _______ doesn't grieve over.
Answer: heart

64. When in _______, do nowt.
Answer: doubt

65. When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the _______.
Answer: window

66. When the word is out, it _______ to another.
Answer: belongs

67. When _______ fall out, honest men come by their own.
Answer: thieves

68. Where _______ is bliss, it is folly to be wise.
Answer: ignorance

69. Where there's _______, there's brass.
Answer: muck

70. Whether the pitcher strikes the stone, or the stone the pitcher, it is bad for the _______.
Answer: pitcher

71. Who _______ to you will chatter of you.
Answer: chatters

72. Who is worse shod than the shoemaker's _______?
Answer: wife

73. Who repairs not his gutters repairs his _______ house.
Answer: whole

74. _______ at first and lose at last.
Answer: Win

75. A wise man is never less _______ than when alone.
Answer: alone

76. Wise men learn by other's _______; fools by their own.
Answer: mistakes

77. The wish is _______ to the thought.
Answer: father

78. The worse _______ now, the better another time.
Answer: luck

79. Worse things happen at _______.
Answer: sea

80. The _______ of a thing is best known by the want of it.
Answer: worth

81. You cannot get a _______ into a pint pot.
Answer: quart

82. You cannot get _______ out of a stone.
Answer: blood

83. You cannot make a _______ purse out of a sow's ear.
Answer: silk

84. You cannot make bricks without _______.
Answer: straw

85. You cannot run with the _______ and hunt with the hounds.
Answer: hare

86. You cannot serve _______ and Mammon.
Answer: God

87. You may know by a handful the whole _______.
Answer: sack

88. You must _______ and bear it.
Answer: grin

89. You scratch my _______ and I'll scratch yours.
Answer: back

90. The _______ will sow their wild oats.
Answer: young

91. Youth will be _______.
Answer: served

92. Young blood must have its _______.
Answer: course

93. Zeal without _______ is a runaway horse.
Answer: knowledge

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