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springes to catch woodcocks

Traps to ensnare fools. (The woodcock was once regarded as synonymous with foolishness or stupidity.) The phrase was perhaps most famously used in Shakespeare's Hamlet. I know you're desperate to have a boyfriend, but you're just laying springes to catch woodcocks right now by spending so much time at dive bars. You won't find the right man that way!
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Bytuene Mersh ant Aueril, When spray biginneth to springe, The lutel foul hath hire wyl On hyre lud to synge.
2 einzelne Ausdrucke des Prologs aufgegriffen und aus dessen auktorialem Kontext in einen aktorialen transferiert: So wird das Adjektiv desultorius in die Wendung in pedes desilio ('ich springe <vom Rucken des Pferdes> auf meine Fube') uberfuhrt, und aus dem Versprechen: auresque tuas .
Avicen a noble Physition saith, that when wee see the naturall course of the ayre, and seasons of the yeere to be altered, as when the springe time is colde clowdie, and drie, the harvest time stormie and tempestuous, the mornings and evenings, to be very colde, and at noone extreame hote, these doe foreshew the plague to come.
David Fairbairn (45), of Wheatley, Oxford; Neil Higgins (41), of Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire; Terry Clarkin (30), of Fallingbostel, Germany, and Philip Norris (30), of Springe, Germany, each face charges of conspiring to supply ecstasy and conspiring to import it.
Contynaunce in thy good servyce / by longe processe of tyme in ful hope abydyng / without any chaunge to wilne in thyne herte: this is the spire / whiche if it be wei kept and governed / shal so hugely springe / tyl the fruite of grace is plentuously out sprongen.
19)This workshop was conducted by Horst Symanowski and Christe Springe at the Wilgespruit Fellowship Centre in 1971.
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Bytuene Mersh ant Aueril When spray biginnep to springe, The lutel foul hath hire wyl On hyre lud to synge.