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List of proverbs an sayings in the Edge Chronicles collected so far by DeadlyDirtBlock' and Gloamglozer:

  • "bag of leechfleas" in Stormchaser.
  • "May earth and sky be with you!"
  • "If those ... aren't ..., then I'm a jack-stacking leafhopper" - Tweezel in The Lost Barkscrolls
  • "Only the sky knows"
  • "Thank Sky for that", Quint, The Curse of the Gloamglozer"
  • In Clash of the Sky Galleons when the Galerider was attacking the Skullsplitter the way Sagbutt killed the opposition 'was mown down like glade-wheat before a scythe'.
  • The term, "Barkworm" was often used as a derogatory manner to mean someone who was inconsequential and powerless.
  • "Hold your prowlgrins" - Ferule Gleet
  • "The hotter the fire, the lighter the dough" - Woodtroll saying, Welma Thornwood, The Curse of the Gloamglozer
  • "What you feel is what you feel" - Woodtroll saying, Welma Thornwood, The Curse of the Gloamglozer
  • "Goblin stolen your tongue?" is the Edge equivalent of "cat got your tongue?". Used when someone isn't saying anything when you've asked them a question. Mentioned in The Last of the Sky Pirates.
  • skycur", used to describe sky pirates
  • "Plain as a soot-frog in a snow-pond" Said by Old Torp. Used to describe something obvious.
  • "... like a woodcat on a weezit." Used by Bungus. It's used to describe when someone quickly jumps at an opportunity.
  • "A couple of raindrops short of a shower." - Raintasters and Cloudwatchers Used to call someone stupid. Very similar to many used in the real world.
  • "In death there is life." - One of Tweezel's sayings.
  • "May the spirit of the great curling-horn watch over you"- Chert to Cade before the Battle of the Farrow Ridges
  • "Sky-touched" is someone who is crazy. Used to describe an academic telling conspiracy theories about rats being cooked in the refectory of Sanctaphrax in The Curse of the Gloamglozer
  • "Sky-fortune has shown down upon you", meaning someone was blessed by fate, Wind Jackal to Linius Pallitax, The Curse of the Gloamglozer
  • "Better answer with silence than with indignation", a saying Quint acts upon in The Curse of the Gloamglozer (I thought this was an actual quote from someone, but Google doesn't find it)

Maybe this can be made into a real article in the form of an alphhabetical list that states the proverb, the English equivalent, who said it, when, in which book, and then links to all the animals that were used for comparison/metaphorical reasons.

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