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DURING THE TIME YOU ARE PREGRANT, YOU ARE NOT TO LOOK
AT A DEFORMED PERSON OR IF YOU ARE FRIGHTENED BY AN AMIMAL YOUR
CHILD WILL LOOK LIKE IT.

James Callow comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING HAS BEEN CORRECTED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTAGION ; PREGNANT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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SAYINGS

ONE ROTTEN APPLE SPOILS THE BARREL

Submitter comment: FROM RELATIVES

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTAGION ; FRUIT ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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ONE'S SURROUNDINGS

A PERSON SOON STARTS TO TAKE-ON CHARACTERISTICS OF HIS SURROUNDINGS.

Where learned: WASHINGTON DC

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTAGION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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SPELL

IF SOMEONE CASTS A SPELL ON YOU THAT YOU WISH TO BREAK
URINATE IN A GUN BARREL AND CORK IT SAYING,
"I'VE GOT YOU."
THE PERSON WHO CAST THE SPELL WILL COME TO YOU BECAUSE HE
CANNOT URINATE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LOCKING THE KIDNEYS

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTAGION

Subject headings: 646
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 09-00-1971

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