there are more ways of killing a dog than choking it with butter


there are more ways of killing a dog than choking it with butter

1845 W. T. THOMPSON Chronicles of Pineville 35 There’s more ways to kill a dog besides choking him with butter.

1945 F. THOMPSON Lark Rise xvi. A proverb always had to be capped. No one could say, ‘There’s more ways of killing a dog than hanging it’ without being reminded, ‘nor of choking it with a pound of fresh butter.’

1955 W. C. MACDONALD Destination, Danger x. It [liquor] was a life-saver and I’m much obliged. But you can kill a dog without choking him with butter.


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