ЧТО С ВОЗУ УПАЛО, ТО ПРОПАЛО

a) You cannot get back a thing that is gone or lost and is past recovery. See Потерянного не воротить
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1783 (П); b) Не who finds a lost thing becomes its owner
Cf:
a) The mill cannot grind with the water that is past (Am., Br.). Spilled water cannot be gathered up (Am.). What is lost is lost (Br.). When the ewe is drowned she is dead (Br.)
b) Finders keepers /, losers weepers/ (Am.). Finding is keeping (Am., Br.). Losers seekers, finders keepers (Br.). Possession is nine points of the law (Am., Br.)


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