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BELIEF

A MOTHER LOSES A TOOTH FOR EVERY CHILD SHE BEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 02-04-1970

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BELIEF

IF A HARE PASSES IN FRONT OF A PREGNANT WOMAN, HER CHILD WILL BE BORN
WITH A HARELIP, UNLESS SHE TEARS HER SLIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): IMITATIVE MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-22-1970

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MOON BELIEF

IN INDIA IF A WOMAN IS PREGNANT SHE SHOULD NOT CUT ANYTHING
SUCH AS MATERIAL FOR SEWING.
IF SHE DOES CUT DURING AN ECLIPSE OF THE MOON, THE CHILD IS BORN
WITH A HARELIP.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.6

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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THROAT CURE

AN INFANT SON, BORN IN WEDLOCK, BUT AFTER THE DEATH OF THE
FATHER, COULD CURE THROAT AILMENTS.

Submitter comment: MRS. DUNMIRE SAID THAT HER MOTHER TOLD ABOUT PEOPLE COMING
FOR MILES TO HAVE HER BROTHER TOUCH THEIR THROATS. IN
COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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PREGNANCY BELIEF

MANY FEMALE PATIENTS EXPLAIN THEIR BAD TEETH AS BEING THE
RESULT OF CHILD BEARING. MANY MORE ASK THEIR DENTISTS IF HAVING
CHILDREN WILL CAUSE THEIR TEETH TO FALL OUT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A DENTIST WHO HEARD THE MATTER FROM HIS PATIENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-22-1965

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RELIGIOUS BELIEF

IF YOU SAY A HAIL MARY FOR EACH ONE OF YOUR TEETH, SAINT
POLLONIA WILL PROTECT YOUR TEETH FROM HARM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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PROVERB

AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN.

Data entry tech comment: TRY DEUTERONOMY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): REVENGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON (SIMILE)

A NATION'S MORALS ARE LIKE ITS TEETH} THE WORSE THEY ARE DECAYED
THE MORE IT HURTS TO TOUCH THEM G. B. SHAW

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU LOSE A TOOTH, THE NEXT ONE TO GROW WILL BE A DOG TOOTH.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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OMEN

IF YOUR TONGUE ITCHES, YOU'LL SOON TALK A LOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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BELIEF: TOOTH OMEN

DO NOT TRUST PEOPLE WITH POINTED TEETH.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ADVICE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 11-07-1968

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BELIEF

A MOTHER LOSES A TOOTH FOR EVERY CHILD THAT SHE BEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHILDBEARING ; PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 02-04-1970

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BLACK TONGUE

A BLACK TONGUE IS A SIGN THAT A PERSON HAS JUST TOLD A LIE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): LYING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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IF A CHILD'S FIRST TOOTH APPEARS IN THE UPPER JAW HE WILL BE WISE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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SUPERSTITION

A WOMAN'S WISDOM TEETH FALL OUT WHEN SHE HAS HER FIRST BABY.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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HUMAN DEFORMATION

THE BALINESE FILLED THEIR FRONT TEETH
SO THAT UPON REACHING ADULTHOOD
THEIR TEETH WOULD BE EVEN AND THE GODS WOULD NOT MISTAKE THEM
FOR MONSTERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MONSTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 02-07-1970

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THIN LIPS DENOTE CRUELTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER TRAITS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 01-29-1970

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SMALL MOUTH DENOTES STINGINESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER TRAITS ; MISERLY. ; STINGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 01-29-1970

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BIRTH: TREATMENT OF EXPECTANT MOTHERS

FOR EVERY BABY YOU HAVE YOU WILL LOSE A TOOTH.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Keyword(s): CHILDBIRTH ; LOSS OF TEETH ; PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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CHEWING TAR

IT IS BELIEVED BY SOME THAT CHEWING TAR
WILL MAKE YOUR TEETH WHITE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT AND HIS FRIENDS BELIEVED THIS WHEN CHILDREN
IN BALTIMORE IN THE 30'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 02-18-1970

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