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Thread #56572   Message #3089148
Posted By: GUEST
05-Feb-11 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: Lay the bent to the bonnie broome? Meaning?
Subject: RE: Lay the bent to the bonnie broome? Meaning?
The bent (weedy grass) lay (close) to the bonnie (nice) broom

it means that the bad grass grows near beatiful plants.
It is a metaphor for the two sister, one bad and the other nice.