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NUMBERS

THE SEVENTH CHILD BORN IN A FAMILY IS USUALLY THE LUCKIEST.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; UNICE

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.43
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.5

Date learned: CA11001973

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WEDDINGS

WHEN ONE SEES A WEDDING PARTY, IT IS GOOD LUCK TO LICK ONE'S THUMB
AND POUND ONE'S FIST THREE TIMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.5
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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THIRTEEN

13 IS A LUCKY NUMBER IN ITALY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM AN ITALIAN FRIEND WHOSE GRANDMOTHER HAD
AN 18 KARAT GOLD METAL CHAIN WITH THE NUMBER 13 INSCRIBED ON IT TO
BE WORN FOR LUCK AROUND HER NECK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.5

Date learned: 09-25-1972

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THIRTEEN IS AN UNLUCKY NUMBER.

Submitter comment: THIS IS WHAT SHE SAYS, BUT I THINK THIS IS A LUCKY NUMBER FOR ME.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.5
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.5

Date learned: 12-00-1972

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NUMBERS

IN ITALY, 13 IS A LUCKY NUMBER AND 11 IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.11
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.5
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.5

Date learned: 03-13-1975

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