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WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT TO GO TO WORK IN THE FIELD OR TO VISIT A
FRIEND, THEY WILL NOT DO SO IF THEY HEAR, AS SOON AS THEY
STEP OUT THE DOOR, THE BIRD CHIRPING. (THIS MEANS BAD LUCK.)
THEY WILL STAY AT HOME FOR THE DAY.

Submitter comment: SUPERSTITION OF DAYAK PEOPLE IN SARAWAK, BORNEO.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; SARAWAK ; BORNEO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 07-23-1968

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IF A BLACK CROW MAKES THREE QUICK SUCCESSIVE CALLS, A MEMBER
OF THE FAMILY WILL DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; SARAWAK ; BORNEO

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-23-1968

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