Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.


He covers me with his wings and bites me with his bill.

It is the foot of a baboon. (Said of a treacherous person.)African.

Passion and unkindness may give a wound that shall bleed and smart, but it is treachery that makes it fester.South.

The act of treachery is liked but not he that does it.Spanish.

To stroke with one hand and stab with the other.

Treachery and slander are long lived.Danish.

Treachery lurks in honeyed words.Danish.