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BELIEF

EATING FISH AND DRINKING MILK WITH THE MEAL WILL MAKE A
PERSON SICK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

PUTTING A FLAX SEED INTO ONE'S EYE WILL MAKE ANY OTHER
FOREIGN OBJECT GO OUT OF THE EYE.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF A PERSON HAS AN OBJECT IN HIS EYE, WALKING INTO A HEN
HOUSE WILL MAKE IT GO OUT OF THE EYE.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

SEEING A CROSS-EYED PERSON BRINGS BAD LUCK. THIS CAN BE
COUNTERACTED BY SPITTING INTO A HAT.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

WASHING CLOTHES ON THE LAST DAY OD THE YEAR BRINGS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

A WOODPECKER PECKING ON A HOUSE IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

SEEING A DOG WALLOWING, ROLLING OVER AND OVER, IS A SIGN OF
MEASURING A GRAVE.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

HEARING A SCREECH OWL AROUND THE HOUSE IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

DREAMING OF MUDDY WATER IS A SIGN OF TROUBLE.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

HEARING COWS MOOING A NIGHT IS A SIGN OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

A ROOSTER CROWING AT YOUR DOOR WITH HIS HEAD TURNED TOWARD
OUTSIDE IS A SIGN OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

DREAMING OF A NEW BORN BABY IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO SIT ON A TABLE.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

LEAVING A BUILDING THROUGH A WINDOW BRINGS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO MEET A FUNERAL PROCESSION ON A STREET OR ROAD.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

OPENING AN UMBRELLA INSIDE BRINGS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

STIRRING A BATTER IN THE SAME DIRECTION BRINGS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO SPILL SALT.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO BREAK A BROOM HANDLE.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

BURNING TRASH ON SUNDAY BRINGS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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