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CHICKEN

IF A CHICKEN CROWS AFTER DARK, THAT IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT ACTUALLY BEIEVES THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD ROOSTER

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 01-26-1971

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IF YOU HEAR A HEN CROW LIKE A ROOSTER, BE SURE TO KILL HER THE
SAME DAY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

Keyword(s): HEN ROOSTER CROWING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: 03-11-1972

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WHEN A HEN CROWS, A CHILD WILL DIE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): AS OPPOSED TO A ROOSTER--UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-00-1972

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Proverb

Bad deeds, like chickens come home to roost.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bad ; Chicken ; Deed ; Home ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Roost ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Retort

If a person is called a big mouth by another big mouth he says "the donkey said that the rooster had a big head."

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Annoying ; Big ; DONKEY ; HEAD ; Hypocrite ; INSULT ; Loud ; Mouth ; RETORT ; Rooster ; Saying

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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ROOSTER BELIEF

EARLY IN THE MORNING, BEFORE DAYLIGHT, YOU MAY SMELL SOMETHING
PECULIAR IN THE AIR. THIS IS THE SMELL OF JUDAS WHEN HE DIED BECAUSE
HE BETRAYED CHRIST WITH THE KISS IN EARLY MORNING.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

Keyword(s): Daylight ; JUDAS ; MORNING ; RELIGION ; Rooster ; Smell ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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