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BAD LUCK

IF YOU'VE SEEN A BLACK CAT OR BROKEN A MIRROR, THROW SOME SALT
OVER YOUR LEFT SHOULDER TO PREVENT THE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.14
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.31

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CONVERSION; TURNING AND SPITTING (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH YOU MUST TURN AROUND TEN TIMES AND
SPIT IN THE DIRECTION OF THE CAT TO GET RID OF THE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.31

Date learned: 12-01-1971

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A SUPERSTITION

IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH YOU SHOULD JUMP UP IN THE
AIR AND TURN AROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.31
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.31

Date learned: 04-00-1980

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