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Different words are used to describe well known proverbs.

The following phrases are colloquialisms, idioms or proverbs that are written in their literal, and rather complicated form. Can you uncover their true meanings and solve these teasers?

Example 1

Literal form:"Rap upon timber."

Proverb: "Knock on wood."

Example 2

Literal form:"Don't place the two wheeled vehicle in a position preceding the equine mammal."

Proverb: "Don't put the cart before the horse."

1. Members of an avian species of identical plumage congregate.

Birds of a feather flock together.

2. Where there are visible vapors having their provenance in ignited carbonaceous materials, there is conflagration.

Where there's smoke there's fire.

3. All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.

All that glitters is not gold.

4. Scintillate, scintillate, asteroid minific.

Twinkle twinkle little star.