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BLASON POPULAIRE

HE WHO RIDES SLOWLY GETS AS FAR, ONLY IT TAKES A LITTLE LONGER.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

AN HONEST HAND GOES A LONG WAY.

Submitter comment: (LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER).

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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PLANT REMEDY

A TEA MADE OF THE ACORNS OF THE WHITE OAK IS GOOD FOR WEAK LIMBS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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FEVER

TIE ONIONS ON THE WRIST TO TAKE DOWN THE FEVER.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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AN INDUSTRIOUS WIFE IS THE BEST SAVINGS ACCOUNT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER FATHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE ; OBSERVATION

James Callow Keyword(s): BANKING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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COUPLES WHO GET MARRIED DURING THE FULL OF THE
MOON WILL HAVE MANY CHILDREN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Time or day of ceremony

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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TO DESTROY WARTS YOU COOK CHICKEN'S FEET AND RUB THE WARTS
WITH THEM. PUT THEM UNDER THE EAVES.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN HER YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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TO DETERMINE IF A SICK PERSON WILL GET WELL, CUT A
PIECE OF BREAD, RUB THE PATIENT'S TEETH WITH IT,
THROW THE BREAD BEFORE A DOG. IF THE DOG EATS IT,
THE PATIENT WILL RECOVER, IF NOT, THE ILLNESS IS
DANGEROUS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Use of Object Food
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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BLASON POPULAIRE

LITTLE CHILDREN TREAD ON ONE'S LAP; BIG CHILDREN TREAD
ON ONE'S HEART.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V250

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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BLASON POPULAIRE

HE WHO DIGS A DITCH FOR OTHERS FALLS IN IT HIMSELF.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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Remedy - Animal

Whoever carries the right eye of a wolf fastened inside his right sleeve, remains free from all injury.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; AMULET ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; CURE ; Injury ; MEDICAL ; PREVENTION ; talisman

James Callow Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; REMEDY

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Remedy: Animal

Whoever carries the right eye of a wolf fastened inside his right sleeve, remains free from all injury.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif added by T.R. Davidson

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; ANIMAL ; CLOTHING ; PREVENTION ; REMEDY ; Wolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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