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The female of the species is more deadly than the male

Edited by John Simpson and Jennifer Speake

in The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199539536
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191727740
The female of the species is more deadly than the male

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The phrase the female of the species is often used with allusion to the proverb. □ 1911 R. Kipling in

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