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DRINK

HE'S ALWAYS AT THE BOTTLE

Submitter comment: HE ALWAYS DRINKS.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; WRITTEN IN A LETTER

Keyword(s): METONYMY: CONTAINER FOR THE CONTAINED. ; PHRASE METAPHOR DRINKING HABITS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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HOME REMEDIES

CONSTIPATION
GATHER THE ROOTS OF MAYAPPLE,
CUT OUT THE JOINTS, AND DRY THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOT.
PLACE IN A CLOTH AND BEAT TO A POWDER.
ADD A FEW DROPS OF CASTOR OIL AND ROLL INTO PILLS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BOWEL HABITS ; HERBAL REMEDIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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SOORACKS

"SOORACKS" WAS A WORKING MAN OF VERY CLEAN HABITS WHO
LIVED IN THE EAST END OF DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, ABOUT 100
YEARS AGO. HE WOULD COME INTO TOWN EVERY TUESDAY AND
FRIDAY WITH A BASKET SUSPENDED FROM HIS NECK WITH A
SUPPLY OF WATER AND "SOORACKS." WHEN HE HAD GATHERED
AN AUDIENCE, HE GAVE A SHORT LECTURE ON THE HARMFUL
CONSUMPTION OF RED MEAT AND THEN DISTRIBUTED HIS
VEGETABLES AMONG THE BOYS AND GIRLS. NO PAYMENT WAS
ASKED FOR. "SOORACKS" WAS AN EARLY PIONEER OF
VEGETARIANISM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SCOTLAND ; DUNDEE

Keyword(s): EATING HABITS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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SOORACKS

"SOORACKS" WAS A WORKING MAN OF VERY CLEAN HABITS WHO
LIVED IN THE EAST END OF DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, ABOUT 100
YEARS AGO. HE WOULD COME INTO TOWN EVERY TUESDAY AND
FRIDAY WITH A BASKET SUSPENDED FROM HIS NECK WITH A
SUPPLY OF WATER AND "SOORACKS." WHEN HE HAD GATHERED
AN AUDIENCE, HE GAVE A SHORT LECTURE ON THE HARMFUL
CONSUMPTION OF RED MEAT AND THEN DISTRIBUTED HIS
VEGETABLES AMONG THE BOYS AND GIRLS. NO PAYMENT WAS
ASKED FOR. "SOORACKS" WAS AN EARLY PIONEER OF
VEGETARIANISM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SCOTLAND ; DUNDEE

Keyword(s): EATING HABITS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 01-28-1971 ; 00-00-1871

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Belief

IN GERMANY YOU CANNOT KILL A TREE.
TODAY THIS IS A LAW, BUT IS BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT
THE GODS INHABITED THE TREES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B400] crossed out. Replaced with curretn classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; GERMAN ; Germany ; God ; Inhabit ; Law ; Live ; Origin ; SPIRIT ; Tree

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 02-11-1970

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WHENEVER A GROUP OF CATS GATHER IN A GRAVEYARD ON THE
NIGHT OF THE NEW MOON, THEY ARE INHABITED FOR THAT NIGHT
BY THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD. THEY WILL CONVERSE (LOUDLY)
ALL NIGHT LONG, BUT IN THE MORNING THEY WILL BE "ONLY"
CATS AGAIN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MCKENZIE

Keyword(s): Cats ; Dead ; GHOST ; GRAVEYARD ; Inhabit ; MOON ; New Moon ; SPIRIT ; Tale

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 10-14-1973

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BELIEF ABOUT CRIMINALS

A CRIMINAL ALWAYS RETURNS TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CRIME ; Criminal ; Habit ; Revisit

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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