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Superstition

My grandfather has always cut the end off a cucumber and rubbed the cut piece around on the cut end of the cucumber before eating it. He says it takes out the bitterness.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Bitter' Taste ; Cucumber ; FOOD ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Kind of Food and Its Preparation

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Superstition: Animals

It will be a rough winter if the Cuckleburrs fill out good before the frost and turn brown early.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): ; AGRICULTURE ; Frost ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Prediction

It will be a cold winter if the shucks on the corn get tight and thick all over the ear.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CORN ; FARMING ; PREDICTION ; WEATHER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Superstition

Potatoes should be planted by the dark of the moon. Otherwise there will be mostly vines and no potatoes.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD ; L.G. Corbin

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; FARMING ; GARDENING ; MOON ; Potatoes ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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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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HARVEST

SIVIETA ZOFIJA, COKTOSY ROZEFIJA.

Translated: Saint Sophia helps to ripen the grain.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; FARMING ; Grain ; Grain ; HARVEST ; Patron ; Saint ; Saint Sophia

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MAGIC BELIEF

IF COWS WOULD NOT GIVE MILK IT WAS BECAUSE A WITCH HAD CAST A
SPELL. THE ONLY WAY TO RELEASE THE SPELL OR BREAK IT WOULD
BE TO PUT PINS IN THE MILK STRAINER, AND THIS WOULD HURT THE
WITCH. THUS SHE WOULD HAVE TO RETURN AND RELEASE THE SPELL.

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INFORMANT SAID THIS TYPE OF MAGIC WAS USUALLY RECOMMENDED BY THE
FORTUNE TELLERS IN POLAND.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Cows ; CURSE ; MAGIC ; Milk ; Pins ; POLAND ; Spell

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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