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CURE FOR WARTS: TAKE A PIECE OF STRING AND FOR EACH WART, TIE
THREE KNOTS IN THE STRING AND RUB THE STRING OVER THE WART.
THEN FIND A RAINSPOUT WHERE WATER FREQUENTLY DRAINS AND BURY
THE STRING UNDER THIS AREA. WHEN THE STRING ROTS AWAY THE
WARTS WILL BE GONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-22-1972

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TO GET RID OF WARTS: GET A STRING AND TIE AS MANY KNOTS ON
THE STRING AS YOU HAVE WARTS. THEN TAKE THIS STRING
OUTSIDE, PLACING IT UNDER A ROCK WHICH IS PLACED AT
THE END OF A DRAIN PIPE. WHEN THE STRING HAS ROTTED
AWAY, YOUR WARTS WILL BE GONE.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY GRANDMOTHER TO MOTHER TO MONICA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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