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BELIEF

YOU PUT NAIL POLISH IN THE ICE BOX. IT KEEPS THE POLISH FROM
GETTING THICK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; BELIEF ; Cold ; CUSTOM ; Makeup ; Nail ; POLISH ; TRICK

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; FUNCTION ; Positive

Subject headings: Custom

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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WHEN ONE SEES A LOVELY CHILD, ONE MUST SPIT ON THE
GROUND TO WARD OFF THE EVIL EYE, TO PREVENT SICKNESS.

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Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BABY ; BEAUTY ; BELIEF ; CHILD ; CUSTOM ; EVIL ; EVIL EYE ; Eye ; Fingers ; GESTURE ; Prevent ; SUPERSTITION ; Ward

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.12

Date learned: 11-19-1971

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PUT VANILLA FLAVORING BEHIND EARS FOR PERFUME.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; NATURAL ; Perfume ; Vanilla

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Custom
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Plant
SPEECH -- Extra Corporal Means of Communication

Date learned: 09-17-1973

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A WOMAN'S HAIR IS HER CROWN OF BEAUTY.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Female ; HAIR ; POWER ; Woman

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 11-24-1977

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