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IF YOU TELL YOUR DREAM BEFORE BREAKFAST, IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

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

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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RED AT NIGHT, SAILORS DELIGHT.
RED IN THE MORN, SAILOR'S WARNING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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IF YOUR PALM ITCHES, IT MEANS THAT YOU WILL HANDLE MONEY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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THE NUMBER OF MORNING FOGS IN AUGUST IS THE NUMBER OF SNOWS
IN THE WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOU DON'T DIG YOUR POTATOES BEFORE DOG'S DAY (JULY 25),
THEY WILL ROT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 25
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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A LARGE NUMBER OF COB WEBS INDICATES A BAD WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

James Callow Keyword(s): COBWEBS ; QUANTITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO SING IN BED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Song
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES THE ROAD IN FRONT OF YOU, TAKE A ROCK
AND SPIT ON IT, AND PUT IT DOWN. (THIS ACT WILL PREVENT THE
BAD LUCK).

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF A MOCKING BIRD WAKES YOU UP AT NIGHT, IT MEANS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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ALWAYS GO OUT THE SAME DOOR AS YOU CAME IN. IT IS BAD LUCK IF
YOU DON'T.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO CARRY AN AX IN THE HOUSE OR IN THE HALL OF
THE HOUSE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Tools

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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