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Bean

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Every bean has its black. Nemo sine vitiis nasʹcitur, “everyone has his faults.” The bean has a black eye. (Ogni grano ha la sua semola.)

He has found the bean in the cake, he has got a prize in the lottery, has come to some unexpected good fortune. The allusion is to twelfth cakes in which a bean is buried. When the cake is cut up and distributed, he who gets the bean is the twelfth-night king.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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