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BELIEF--DAILY LIFE

A CURDLED SKY NEVER LEAVES THE GROUND DRY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LA PORTE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.890
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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TO TAKE OFF WARTS, CUT A POTATO IN HALF, RUB THE WART WITH
BOTH HALVES WHILE SAYING SOME MAGIC WORDS (THESE WORDS
AREN'T KNOWN). TIE THE HALVES BACK TOGETHER AND BURY
THEM UNDER THE DRAINPIPE OF THE EAVES. THE WARTS WILL DROP
OFF WHEN THE POTATO HAS ROTTED.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LA PORTE

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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