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LIGHT TREE

WHAT TREE CAN YOU HOLD IN YOUR HAND?
A PALM TREE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DOES NOT REMEMBER WHERE HE LEARNED THIS

Where learned: WASHINGTON DC

Keyword(s): BODY PART PLANT STRENGTH ; CONUNDRUM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-12-1967

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AN ITALIAN BELIEF

THE HAIR ON A MALE IS A SIGN OF GREAT STRENGTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): MASCULINITY ; STRENGTH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

TREES WITH GOOD ROOTS LAUGH AT STORMS.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

Keyword(s): NATURE STRENGTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V275

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Proverb

Unity:

United we stand, Divided we fall.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Alone ; Divided ; Division ; Fall ; NUMBERS ; Stand ; STRENGTH ; Unity ; WAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Absence ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; HEART ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; STRENGTH ; Strong ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A chain is only as long as its weakest link.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

KW:X3X

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHAIN ; Link ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; STRENGTH ; Strong ; VERSE ; Weak

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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IF SOMEONE SWEEPS UNDER THE BED WHILE THE NEW MOTHER IS
"LYING IN," SHE WILL BECOME WEAK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; BIRTH ; Energy ; Labor ; Lying In ; PREGNANCY ; STRENGTH ; Sweep ; Weakness

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness P740.542

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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SPINACH BELIEF

EATING SPINACH WILL MAKE YOU STRONG.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Consume ; FOOD ; Spinach ; STRENGTH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-13-1968

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