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Ill Wind

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ʹTis an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Someone profits by every loss; someone is benefited by every misfortune.

“Except wind stands as never it stood,

It is an ill-wind turns none to good.”


Tusser: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, xiii.

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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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