Industriousness


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Industriousness

ant
works hard to prepare for winter while grasshopper plays. [Gk. Lit.: Aesop’s Fables, “The Ant and the Grasshopper”]
beaver
perpetually and eagerly active. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 192]
bee
proverbial busyness refers to ceaseless activity of worker bees. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 445]
beehive
heraldic and verbal symbol. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 193]
grindstone
or grind common metaphor for industriousness. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
red clover
symbolic of diligence. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 350]
Saturday’s child
works hard for his living. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 309]
Stakhanov,
Aleksey (1905— ) Russian worker who “over-achieved”; increased daily output enormously. [Russ. Hist.: NCE, 2606]
third little pig
builds his house of bricks while his two brothers fritter away their time. [Children’s Lit.: The Three Little Pigs]
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The Phalen family history serves as an excellent example of the Baltic German family's service to the King or Czar, their industriousness, and why they were allowed to remain in Estonia by the foreign rulers.

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