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"NATURE'S ODITY--H. L. POUNDS FOUND THIS MATURE COCKLEBUR ON A
FARM NEAR HIS HOME AT BRADFORD RECENTLY AND IT MAKES HIM
WONDER IF NATURE IS PULLING SOME STRANGE TRICKS ON US. MR.
POUNDS SAID THAT HE HAD ALWAYS (BEEN) TOLD IT WAS TIME FOR FROST
WHEN COCKLEBURS RIPENED."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NEWSPAPER ; MILAN MIRROR ; MILAN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 06-24-1970

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IF YOU MOVE ON MONDAY, YOU WILL LOSE A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY THAT
YEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

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A BLACK CAT HAS NINE LIVES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO BURN SASSAFRAS WOOD IN AN OPEN FIRE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO LET A BABY LOOK AT HIMSELF IN A MIRROR
BEFORE HE IS A YEAR OLD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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MOON HALO

IF THERE IS A HALO AROUND THE MOON IN FINE WEATHER, IT DENOTES A
STORM APPROACHING; THE LARGER THE CIRCLE, THE NEARER THE STORM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- P766

Date learned: 07-00-1968

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