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Prose Narrative - Weather

Cold weather's coming cuz the hogs is carrying sticks.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Ashland City

Keyword(s): Folk ; Maxim ; Narrative ; Prose ; Saying ; VERSE ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Air Weather Fire

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Prose-Weather

When you hear the first whipoorwhill call, its the right time to plant the corn.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Ashland City

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; BIRDS ; CORN ; FARMING ; GARDENING ; PLANT ; Prose

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Air Weather Fire

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Custom

When someone would sneeze in his family - they'd say "scat" to imply that the sneeze sounded like a cat hissing.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Ashland City

Keyword(s): CAT ; CUSTOM ; FAMILY ; Saying ; SNEEZE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Custom

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Speech - Formula

In answer to a question of what to do in a certain situation - Take it to the river and throw it in the creek.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Ashland City

Keyword(s): Creek ; Response ; Retor ; River ; Saying

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Speech - Formula

When someone asks you "how's everything?" you answer : fine as frog's hair, scarce as hen's teeth.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Ashland City

Keyword(s): FROG ; Hen ; METAPHOR ; RETORT ; Saying ; SIMILE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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