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IF ONE IS CUTTING THE HAIR OF A CURLY-HAIRED CHILD AND
WANTS TO ENSURE THAT THE CHILD'S HAIR WILL REMAIN CURLY,
THE HAIRCUT SHOULD TAKE PLACE WHEN THERE IS A FULL MOON.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; SPLASHDAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 00001930ca

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IF ONE EXPERIENCES REPEATED ITCHINESS OF THE PALMS,
IT IS A SURE SIGN THAT UNEXPECTED MONEY WILL BE RECEIVED.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; SPLASHDAM

Keyword(s): ITCH

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 00001930ca

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NEVER HAVE A TOOTH PULLED WHEN THE MOON IS IN THE SIGN
OF THE HEAD OR BAD WILL COME OF IT.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO ME BY MY GRANDMOTHER, WHO FOLLOWS THE
MOON'S CYCLE FOR A NUMBER OF THINGS. THE SIGNS OF THE
ZODIAC EACH CORRESPOND TO A DIFFERENT PART OF THE BODY,
THE HEAD BEING THE SIGN OF CAPRICORN, THE RAM.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; SPLASHDAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1930

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