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little pitchers have long ears

Children hear everything, especially when you least expect them to. The "ear" of a water pitcher is the handle. Please watch what you say around the kids—little pitchers have long ears, you know. A: "Where did little Susie learn that inappropriate word?" B: "Who knows. Little pitchers have long ears."
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the pitcher will go to the well once too often

A period of good luck will eventually end. I know that being on a winning streak is very exciting, but just remember that the pitcher will go to the well once too often. I'm sure he will continue to break the law until he gets caught. The pitcher will go to the well once too often.
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little pitchers have big ears

Children hear everything, especially when you least expect them to. The "ear" of a water pitcher is the handle. Please watch what you say around the kids—little pitchers have big ears, you know. A: "Where did little Susie learn that inappropriate word?" B: "Who knows. Little pitchers have big ears."
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Little pitchers have big ears.

Prov. Children like to listen to adult conversations and can understand a lot of what they hear. (Used to warn another adult not to talk about something because there is a child present.) I started to tell Mary about the date I had on Saturday, but she interrupted me, saying, "Little pitchers have big ears," and looked pointedly at her six-year-old daughter, who was in the room with us.
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little pitchers have big ears

Young children often overhear something they should not. For example, Don't use any swear words around Brian-little pitchers have big ears. This metaphoric expression, which likens the curved handle of a pitcher to the human ear, was already in John Heywood's proverb collection of 1546.
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And, with 36 percent of owners thinking that water filtration product are too time-consuming to fill up, having the pitcher fill automatically cuts down on worry and hassle.
The pitcher pulls back his throwing arm as he turns his upper body forward.
semicrocea can easily be detected by the brown patches on the outside of the pitcher resulting from herbivory by the moth caterpillar.
Perhaps we will take a strike the first time through the order, or we will at least make every hitter aware that it is a good at bat if he can make that pitcher throw five or more pitches in his particular at bat.
It makes him, as shortstop Rafael Furcal says, ``the easiest pitcher to play defense with'' and, for the rest of us, a joy to watch.
A third observation emerging from Table I is the rarity with which pitchers are struck by [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE II OMITTED] pitched balls: over the four years of data presented, on only 50 occasions was a pitcher hit, or less than 13 times per year.
A pitcher, A water valve, A water line, Water line connections, All other components required to install.
Signed free-agent pitcher Masahide Kobayashi from the Japanese League to a two-year contract.
No pitcher has led his league in ERA victories and strikeouts since the New York Mets' Dwight Gooden in 1986 For some voters, it is difficult to consider starting pitchers a most valuable player since they take the field just once every five games.
We expect the pitcher to release the ball consistently from the same release point.
The last thing that remains of frogs in a pitcher plant is the thick skin from their hands," says Rice.
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Acquired pitcher Jaret Wright and cash from the Yankees for pitcher Chris Britton.