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FOR BURNS APPLY COBWEBS MIXED WITH SOOT TO THE AFFECTED
AREA AND COVER. MM
TO PREVENT THE FORMATION OF BLISTERS MAKE A PASTE OF
SYRUP AND BAKING SODA AND APPLY TO THE AFFECTED AREA. MM
FOR NOSEBLEEDS A PAIR OF SCISSORS AND SEVERAL KEYS CAN
BE HUNG DOWN THE BACK OF THE VICTIM OR BROWN BAG PAPER
THAT HAS BEEN SOAKED IN VINEGAR CAN BE APPLIED TO THE ROOF
OF THE MOUTH OF THE VICTIM.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; SELMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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IF A ROOSTER FLIES IN YOUR WINDOW, AND CROWS AFTER HE
PERCHES ON THE FOOT OF YOUR BED, YOU WILL BE DEAD BY SUNRISE.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; SELMA

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

Date learned: 01111984CA

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