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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GANDER

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander: take that in your thought too.

He did not dare to go out for fear the gander would bite him again.

The goose and gander heard it too, and ran and looked down into a deep hole.

Nurse had gone down cellar and the gander was in the goose-house.

Nurse picked Tommy up and shut the door so the gander could not get in.

"What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander," retorted Winterton.

Sauce for the Clyde goose is not sauce for the Caithness gander.

We have left them a goose and a gander, which they take a great delight in.

I only wish—— But never mind, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

"Father bought three geese and a gander from Ike Helm," she said.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gandra "male goose," from Proto-Germanic *gan(d)ron- (cf. Dutch gander, Middle Low German ganre), from PIE *ghans- "goose" (see goose (n.)). OED suggests perhaps originally the name of some other water-bird and cites Lithuanian gandras "stork." Sometimes used 19c. like stag in reference to single men or male-only gatherings. Meaning "a long look" is 1912, from gander (v.).

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