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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR--SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: IT SHOULD TAKE SEVEN YEARS TO SAVE UP FOR A NEW
MIRROR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: CHILDHOOD ; 11-00-1968

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BREAKING A MIRROR IS SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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BREAKING A MIRROR GIVES SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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UPON BREAKING A MIRROR, THE PERSON WHO DID THE
BREAKING IS SAID TO HAVE SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 10-27-1969

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SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS
BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS TOLD BY MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR YOU WILL GET SEVEN YEARS
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIVONIA

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR YOU WILL GET SEVEN YEARS
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 10-09-1968

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK FOR
SEVEN YEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK IF YOU
BREAK A MIRROR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU'LL HAVE SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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WHEN A PERSON BREAKS A MIRROR, HE WILL HAVE SEVEN
YEARS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 04-26-1972

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU HAVE SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 03-03-1971

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR YOU'LL HAVE SEVEN YEARS OF
BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: HE DOESN'T REALLY BELIEVE IT. HE HAS BROKEN A
LOT OF MIRRORS BUT DOES NOT BELIEVE THE TYPE OF
LUCK HE HAD, HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE MIRROR
BREAKING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

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BREAKING A MIRROR IS SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THIS IS BELIEVED BY MANY OLDER ERSONS.
INFORMANT'S MOTHER TOLD HIM THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 02-25-1971

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS BAD
LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU'LL HAVE SEVEN YEARS
BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY WAS AFRAID OF THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, IT'S SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; BATAVIA

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 02-14-1971

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, IT IS BAD LUCK. IF YOU GATHER
UP THE GLASS AND THROW IT AWAY, THE BAD LUCK WON'T HAPPEN.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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