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A FORKED PEACH TREE SWITCH WILL LOCATE UNDERGROUND WATER.
IN YOUR HAND, HOLD THE FORKED PEACH TREE ABOVE THE GROUND.
WHEN IT BEGINS TO TURN DOWN, YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO STOP
IT. WHEN YOU LEAVE THE SPOT WHERE THE WATER IS LOCATED, THE
SWITCH RETURNS TO THE HORIZONTAL POSITION.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): TWIG BRANCH LIMB

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Water
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 07-00-1968

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Branch is a name for a stream of water

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Keyword(s): Branch ; Language ; River ; Stream ; Term ; Tributary ; Vocabulary ; WATER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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