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Birds of a feather flock together. Persons associate with those of a similar taste and station as themselves. Qui se ressemble sʹassemble. Cicero says, “Similes similibus gaudent, pares cum paribus facillime congregantur.” “Ne nous associons quʹavec nos égaux” (La Fontaine).

To kill two birds with one stone. To effect two objects with one outlay of trouble.

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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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Bi-metallism
Binary Arithmetic
Binary Theory
Bingham’s Dandies
Binnacle
Birchin Lane
Bird
Bird in the hand
Bird in thy Bosom
Bird of Estë
Birds
Birds (protected by superstitions)
Bird’s-eye View
Birdcage Walk (St. James’s Park, London);
Birmingham Poet
Birthday Suit
Bis
Biscuit (French-Latin, bis, twice; cuit, baked)
Bise
Bishop (Evêque)
Bishop, Cardinal, Pope (as beverages):

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