one white foot, buy him; two white feet, try him; three white feet, look well about him; four white feet, go without him


one white foot, buy him; two white feet, try him; three white feet, look well about him; four white feet, go without him
A horse-dealing proverb.

1882 Notes & Queries 6th ser. V. 427 One white foot—buy him. Two white feet—try him. Three white feet—look well about him. Four white feet—go without him.

1957 H. P. BECK Folklore of Maine iv. One white foot, buy him. Two white feet, try him. Three white feet, deny him. Four white feet and a slip in his nose, take him out and feed him to the crows.


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