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Aprilmae | 10:13 Thu 10th Jul 2003 | Phrases & Sayings
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Are there any famous phrases involving the number seven?

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To be 'all at sixes and sevens'...'seven deadly sins'...'seven year itch'...and probably lots more, as it's a very symbolic number, frequently used in proverbs etc.
Pieces of seven ...... when Long John Silver was short changed.
A Scottish Mason has 7 tassels on each side of his apron. Arabians had 7 holy temples. There are 7 ancient planets. The Goths had 7 deities. There are 7 days of the week. 7 dwarfs. 7 deadly sins. 7 orders of architecture. 7 seas. 7 sisters. The 7th son of a 7th son will be gifted.
As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives etc. This rhyme is reputed to be over 3500 years old.
There are 7 visible planets each ruling a day of the week.
There are seven gods of luck in Japanese folklore.
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'Seven pieces of heaven' Fry's Chocolate Creme.
'seven seas of Rhye', Queen. '7-Up', 'seven swans a-swimming', 'seven year itch', 'seven wonders of the world' - and seven named notes in an octave [doh!] :-)
My lucky number is seven?
3500 years, templeman? Really, truly? Or have you added an extra nought?
Seven Seas
seventh heaven
seven-year itch
Seventeen magazine
sevenfold
Seven Wonders of the World
Seven Sisters constellation
Seventh-Day Adventists
Seven Years War
seven deadly sins
seven-league boots
the seventies (1970's)
working 24/7

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