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Age of Animals

An old Celtic rhyme, put into modern English, says:

Thrice the age of a dog is that of a horse;
Thrice the age of a horse is that of a man;
Thrice the age of a man is that of a deer;
Thrice the age of a deer is that of an eagle.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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