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PROVERB

THE EYES ARE THE REFLECTION OF THE SOUL.
(SPANISH) LOS OJOS SON EL ESPEJO DEL ALMA.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): "CAN'T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES." ? ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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Proverb

You can't see the forest for the trees.

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Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): BLIND ; Forest ; Outlook ; Proximity ; TREES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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GHOST SUPERSTITION

SHE TOLD ME THAT WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH A FOREST YOU SHOULD HOLD
A PIECE OF BREAD IN YOUR HAND IN ORDER TO SCARE AWAY ALL THE GHOSTS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): BREAD ; Forest ; GHOST ; Protect ; Scare ; SUPERSTITION ; Ward Off

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 09-21-1969

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