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Wedding Custom

At a shower for a bride-elect, she wil have the same number of children as ribbons broken.

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Keyword(s): Break ; Bridal ; Bride ; Broken ; CHILDREN ; CUSTOM ; Offspring ; Predict ; Ribbons ; Shower ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity

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ONE OF RESPONDENT'S NEIGHBORS YELLED AT HER LITTLE
BOY WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT. THE BOY FELL AND BROKE
HIS RIGHT FOOT AND LEG. WHEN THE BABY CAME, IT HAD
A TWISTED RIGHT FOOT AND LEG.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Broken ; Fell ; Foot ; leg ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Twisted

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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