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IF YOU BLOW THE FUZZ OFF A DANDELION, YOU HAVE THE SAME NUMBER
OF BOYFRIENDS AS THE NUMBER OF FEATHERS YOU CAN BLOW OFF.

Where learned: TENNESSEE, ASSUMED ; FRANKLIN

Keyword(s): SEEDS SEED HEAD

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Proverb

From small acorns spring great oaks.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Acorn ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; Oak ; Offspring ; PROVERB ; Seed ; Tree ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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GRAPE SEEDS CAUSE APPENDICITIS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): APPENDICITIS ; BELIEF ; Grape ; Seed

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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COLD CURE: FLAX SEED LEMONADE REMEDY
TO A LARGE TABLESPOON OF FLAX SEED, ALLOW A TUMBLER
AND A HALF OF COLD WATER. BOIL THEM TOGETHER 'TILL
THE LIQUID BECOMES VERY STICKY, THEN STRAIN IT HOT
OVER A QUARTER OF A POUND OF PULVERIZED SUGAR AND
AN OUNCE OF PULVERIZED GUM ARABIC. STIR 'TILL QUITE
DISSOLVED AND SQUEEZE INTO IT THE JUICE OF A LEMON.
THIS MIXTURE HAS FREQUENTLY BEEN FOUND AN EFFICACIOUS
REMEDY FOR A COLD TAKING A WINE GLASS AS OFTEN AS THE
COUGH IS TROUBLESOME.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Cold ; COUGH ; CURE ; DRINK ; FLAX ; Flax Seed ; Lemonade ; RECIPE ; REMEDY ; TEA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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CUSTOM

AN (ON) CHRISTMAS EAT WINE SOUP AND POPPYSEED STEW.

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INFORMANT STATED HIM (HIS) MOTHER'S PARENTS' PARENTS, ETC.,
(DON'T KNOW BEGINNING) STARTED THE CUSTOM.

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COLLECTOR'S PUNCTUATION CORRECTED BY KEYPUNCHER.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; FOOD CUSTOM ; Poppyseed ; Wine

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve F122.27

Date learned: 10-01-1970

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TRADITIONAL POLISH CHRISTMAS CAKE

(A) FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, POPPY SEED IS GROUND FINE AND
MIXED WITH HONEY TO MAKE A SMOOTH PASTE. THIS IS PUT ON A
YEAST DOUGH AND ROLLED IN JELLY ROLL FASHION. THIS IS THE
DESERT FOR THE MAIN MEAL ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; Jelly Roll ; POLISH ; Poppyseed ; tradition

Subject headings: 122 Christmas

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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FRUIT BELIEF

IF YOU SWALLOW A GRAPEFRUIT OR ORANGE SEED, IT WILL GROW IN YOUR
STOMACH.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FRUIT ; Lore ; Seed ; SUPERSTITION ; Swallow

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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Acca, Bucca

Aka bakka, soda cracker

Akka bakka soda cracker

Aka bakka boo

If your fater chews tobacco

He's a regular jew

Out goes the cat

Out goes the rat

Out goes you

Where learned: Told at University of Detroit Student Union

Keyword(s): Jump ; Jump ; Plain ; Seed

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

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