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FORECASTING WINTER

ACCORDING TO INFORMANT, IF ACORN TREES PRODUCE AN ABUNDANCE OF ACORNS
ONE CAN EXPECT A LONG HARD WINTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): OAK TREES PLANT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Plants

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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PROVERB

THE EYES ARE THE REFLECTION OF THE SOUL.
(SPANISH) LOS OJOS SON EL ESPEJO DEL ALMA.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): "CAN'T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES." ? ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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LIGHTNING PROTECTION

BEWARE THE OAK, IT COUNTS THE STROKE;
AVOID AN ASH, IT DRAWS THE FLASH.

Submitter comment: TIPS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST LIGHTNING.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): TREES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.475
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 05-03-1972

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Proverb

You can't see the forest for the trees.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): BLIND ; Forest ; Outlook ; Proximity ; TREES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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NEVER USE A TREE FOR FIRE WOOD THAT'S BEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
WATER CAN BE FOUND BY "WITCHING" WITH A GREEN BRANCH FROM
CERTAIN TREES.

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Where learned: OHIO ; CONTINENTAL

Keyword(s): ; Aphorisms ; dowsing ; Tips ; TREES ; WATER ; Witch ; WOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Water

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