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NEVE;R WALK OVER A GRAVE IT WILL GIVE YOU BAD LUCK

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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TO STOP SPASM HAVE THE PERSON AFFECTED DRINK A CUP OF FRESHLY
BREWED SAGE TEA.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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NEVER STAND LOOKING IN A MIRROR WITH SOMEONE, IT WILL BRING YOU
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.14

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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WHEN YOU BORROW SALT DO NOT RETURN IT , YOU WILL BRING BAD
LUCK ON THE PERSON WHO LENT IT TO YOU.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.17

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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BED BUGS

POUR GASOLINE OVER WOODWORK WHERE THERE IS NO FIRE, OR USE
CEDAR OIL.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN IS SCARED BY A SNAKE HER CHILD WILL HAVE
A BIRTHMARK.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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WASHING YOUR HAIR OR GOING TO BED WITH A WET HEAD WILL CAUSE
YOU TO HAVE CONSUMPTION.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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NEVER PUT AN UMBRELLA UP INSIDE A HOUSE, IF YOU DO SOME ONE
YOU KNOW WILL DIE.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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WHEN A BIRD FLIES INTO A WINDOW AND IT KILLS ITSELF THE PERSON
STANDING CLOSEST TO THE WINDOW WILL HAVE A LOVED ONE DIE.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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NEVER THROW OUT THE BACK DOOR WHAT YOU BRING IN THE FRONT, IT
WILL CAUSE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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WART REMOVAL

20 DRAMS OF SUBLIMED SULPHUR
5 FLUID DRAMS OF GLYCERINE
1 FLUID DRAM OF ACETIC ACID
APPLY MIXTURE REPEATEDLY TO EACH WART FOR SEVERAL DAYS. THE
WARTS WILL DRY UP AND FALL OFF. FOR HANDS APPLY AT NIGHT AND
WRAP.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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SPIDER IN THE EAR

PUT SOME WATER AND OLIVE OIL OR CASTER OIL TOGETHER AND POUR IN
EAR AND SPIDER WILL COME OUT.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

James Callow Keyword(s): CASTOR OIL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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SPASMS

PUT DRIED MUSTARD IN HOT WATER AND BATHE FEET AND PUT BODY IN A
TUB OF IT. FOR QUICK RELIEF RUB ALCOHOL ON HEART, ARMS, AND
FEET. TURPENTINE IN HOT WATER IS ALSO GOOD.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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BABY'S COLD

2 DROPS OF MELTED BUTTER TO AS MANY MONTHS OLD AS THE BABY IS.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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OLD RELIABLE LINIMENT (ALSO COUGH SYRUP)

HEAT BUT DO NOT BOIL, SPOILS IF BOILED
HALF PINT OF VINEGAR
15 CENTS WORTH OF ROCK CANDY
WHITES OF TWO EGGS
1 TABLESPOON OF GINGER
1 TABLESPOON OF BUTTER
HALF CUP SYRUP ( ANY KIND )
JUICE OF 4 LARGE ONIONS
JUICE OF 2 LEMONS
HALF CUP OF SUGAR
MIX ADDING HEATED VINEGAR, THEN HEAT THE WHOLE MIXTURE AGAIN.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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IF A WOMAN, WHILE MENSTRUATING, EATS A DILL PICKLE SHE WILL GET
CRAMPS.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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Superstition: Pregnancy

Cats:

Never let a Tom Cat sleep in the same bedroom with a child, it will take the child's breath away and smother it, killing the child.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P549] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Keyword(s): ASPHYXIATION ; BABY ; CAT ; CHILD ; FEAR ; Feline ; SUFFOCATION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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