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SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT ANIMALS

A DOG WILL TURN OUT TO BE A GOOD ONE IF HE IS NAMED AFTER A
BAD PERSON.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Animal

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

IF DEER LOSE THEIR SPOTS BY THE MIDDLE OF JULY, THEN WE'RE
GOING TO HAVE AN EARLY FALL.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

IT'S SOMETIMES A SIG OF RAIN IF HENS SPREAD AND RUFFLE THEIR
TAIL FEATHERS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

HEAVY RAIN IS COMING IF SHEEP TURN THEIR BACKS TO THE WIND.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

IT MEANS RAIN IF A PIG STRAIGHTENS OUT THE CURL IN HIS TAIL.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

IF CATTLE DON'T WANT TO DRINK IN DRY WEATHER IT MEANS RAIN.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

IT USUALLY MEANS RAIN IF CHICKENS GO TO ROOST EARLIER THAN
USUAL.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

RAIN WIL COME BEFOE MORNING IF A ROOSTER CROWS AT NIGHT.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

IT'S GOING TO RAIN IF FIELD MICE RUN IN OPEN FIELD.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

IT'S A SIGN OF HEAVY RAIN IF THE WIND BLOWS SUDDENLY FROM
THE EAST.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN:

RAIN IS COMING IF LITTLE WHIRLWINDS BLOW UP IN DUSTY FIELD.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF FLOWERS THAT CLOSE AT SUNDOWN STAY OPEN ALL NIGHT, IT'S A
SIGN OF RAIN.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF THISTLE DOWN AND OTHER SEEDS FLY IN THE AIR WITHOUT A GOOD
WIND.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF DEAD LIMBS FALL OFF TREES WITHOUT ANY WIND BLOWING, IT'S
GONNA RAIN.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF THE DRY BLADES OF THE CORN APPEAR TO TWIST, RAIN'S COMING.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF THERE'S A RAINBOW IN THE MORNING, THERE'S LIKELY TO BE A
STORM IN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IT'S A SIGN OF RAIN IF THE LEAVRS TURN UP.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF FROGS HOLLER EARLY IN MARCH, THEY WILL FREEZE BACK THREE
TIMES BEFORE SPRING REALLY COMES.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF THE MONTH OF MARCH IS REALLY DRY, THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF
RAIN LATER.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

A DARK, YELLOW SKY MEANS A STORM WITH HAIL.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; DOUBLE SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-08-1972

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