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Ill Wind

'Tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Someone profits by every loss; someone is benefited by every misfortune.

Except wind stands as never it stood,
It is au ill-wind turns none to good.

Tusser: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, xiii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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