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Ethnic:Ugandan

Cocks and Misfortune:

If a family keeps poultry, and is a cock among them crows between sun-set and mid-night [sic], that particular bird must be strangled immediately to overt misfortune!

 

Submitter comment:

The superstition is proper to the Batooro tribe of about 100,000 poeple of Uganda.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P530, P880] crossed out/replaced with current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FARMING ; MISFORTUNE ; Omens ; Poultry ; SUPERSTITION ; Tribe ; Uganda

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird

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Proverb

The sleeping fox catches no poultry.

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James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ATTENTION ; Aware ; Chicken ; Fox ; Hunt ; LAZY ; METAPHOR ; Poultry ; SLEEP

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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