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    Default weamb

    I found the word "weamb" in this book. What does it mean? Womb? To see another sentence with this word, click "next" in the yellow area at the top of the page.

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    I've found this. So it's womb, but I still don't get the proverbs. What do they mean?

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    Default Re: weamb

    Yes, it says

    A nag with a weamb and a mare with nean, i.e. none.

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    A nag is an old overworked horse, but if it has a womb, then it may be worth more than a mare that is sterile. It looks bad on the outside, but it's better inside.

    (I'm guessing)

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    Default Re: weamb

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    A nag is an old overworked horse, but if it has a womb, then it may be worth more than a mare that is sterile. It looks bad on the outside, but it's better inside.

    (I'm guessing)
    Makes sense to me. Now we need you or another smart person to make a guess at the other expression: broil my back but not my weamb. I can't make head nor tail of this one either.
    Last edited by Hedwig; 24-Jul-2011 at 00:21.

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