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Custom: Holiday

On February 2nd, the groundhog is said to come out of his place of hibernation to see if winter is over. If it is over, he will see his shadow, and if he does not see it, the groundhog returns for another six full weeks of winter.

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original BN [B462.642] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CUSTOM ; Groundhog ; holiday ; SEASONS ; Shadow ; Spring ; WINTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Proverb

A false friend and a shadow stay only while the sun shines

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Origin: Unknown

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Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Fake ; False ; Friend ; Good ; METAPHOR ; Shadow ; Sun ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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SINGING AT THE TABLE FORESHADOWS A CRAZY HUSBAND.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CRAZY ; Foreshadow ; HUSBAND ; Predict ; Sing ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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