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PURIFY THE BLOOD

DRINK A MIXTURE OF SULPHUR AND MOLASSES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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CAT SUPERSTITION

CATS ARE FALSE, THEY CAN'T BE TRUSTED IF LEFT IN THE HOUSE
WITH A BABY. THEY WOULD LAY ON THE CHILD'S HEAD AND
SMOTHER IT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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HANG A CHAIN MADE OF "JOB'S TEARS" (IT'S A LONG GRASS)
AROUND A CHILD'S NECK TO HELP HIM CUT HIS TEETH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 08-10-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT A FLOOD OR BIG RAIN, YOU MAY BE VERY
HUNGRY SOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT A FORTUNE TELLER SOMEONE IS TRYING TO GIVE YOU
ADVICE. BE CAREFUL OF ANY BAD ADVICE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about people

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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WHENEVER YOU DREAM ABOUT A FUNERAL, ANY BODY'S, SOMETHING WILL
SOON CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT A NUN, YOU'LL BE VERY SAD SOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU HEAR A DOG HOWLING IN YOUR DREAM, YOU ARE LONELY OR
WILL BE SOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about animals

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT A GHOST, YOU'VE MET ONE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT AN OPEN GRAVE, SOMEONE NEAR YOU WILL
DIE SOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT FROGS OR HEAR 'EM IN YOUR DREAM, YOU WILL
BE HURT IN SOME WAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Untamed varieties
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.61

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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DREAMING ABOUT A DOG, ESPECIALLY IF HE'S BARKIN(G), MEANS A
WARNING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Domestic varieties

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT CHRISTMAS TIME, ESPECIALLY A PRETTY TREE
ALL LIT UP, A NEW BABY IS EXPECTED BY A RELATIVE OR FRIEND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas Season See F645.2 for Advent Season.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas tree
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU'RE LOST IN A CAVE IN YOUR DREAM, SOMEONE IS CHEATIN(G)
YOU, CAN BE SOMEONE IN YOUR HOME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU'RE IN CANDLELIGHT IN YOUR DREAM, YOU'LL BE VERY HAPPY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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BATS ARE GOOD LUCK IN DREAMS, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE UGLY THINGS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Untamed varieties
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.61
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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WHENEVER YOU DREAM ABOUT AN AX, BE VERY CAREFUL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about objects

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT ANTS OR LITLE BUGS, SOMEONE IS TALKIN(G)
BAD ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Untamed varieties
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.61

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT HAVING AN ACCIDENT, ANY KIND, YOU'LL HAVE
A BIG FIGHT ABOUT SOMETHIN(G).

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about people

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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WHENEVER YOU DREAM ABOUT ANGELS YOU'LL BE VERY HAPPY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TENNESSEE RIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the supernatural

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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