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WEATHER PREDICTION

RAIN BEFORE SEVEN, QUITS BEFORE ELEVEN.

Submitter comment: USE OF RHYME WITH THE WORDS SEVEN AND ELEVEN AND REPETITION OF THE
WORD BEFORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND LEDGE

James Callow Keyword(s): PARALLELISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.465
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1930

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WEATHER PREDICTION

IF THERE IS ENOUGH BLUE IN THE SKY TO MAKE AN OLD MAN A SHIRT, IT
WON'T RAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND LEDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1930

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PROVERB

A BARKING DOG NEVER BITES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID IT MEANT THAT TALKING CAN PREVENT VIOLENCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND LEDGE

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1940

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PROVERB

A CHAMPAGNE APPETITE AND A BEER SALARY.

Submitter comment: A MEANING GIVEN BY THE INFORMANT WAS, THAT IT MEANT LIVING ABOVE
YOUR INCOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND LEDGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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PROVERB

DO NOT BUY A PIG IN A POKE.

Submitter comment: MEANS, DO NOT BUY THINGS BLINDLY; WITHOUT SEEING THE MERCHANDICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND LEDGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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PROVERB

LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID IT MEANT GREED IS THE CAUSE OF ALL EVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND LEDGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1940

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WEATHER PREDICTION

A LONG, HOT SUMMER WARNS OF A LONG, HARSH WINTER.

Submitter comment: REPETITION OF THE PHRASE, A LONG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND LEDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time Summer

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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WEATHER PREDICTION

ONION SKINS VERY THIN, MILDER WINTER COMING IN;
ONION SKINS VERY TOUGH, WINTER'S COMING COLD AND ROUGH.

Submitter comment: INTERNAL RHYME IN EACH LINE. USES AN AABB RHYME PATTERN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND LEDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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WEATHER PREDICTION

A WHITE PARTRIDGE PERCHED HIGH IN A TREE INDICATES A HEAVY
SNOWSTORM IS COMING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND LEDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P 68
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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