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Proverb

An idle mind is the devils workshop.

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Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An Old Saying:

An idle mind is the devil's workshop.

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Sister claims to have heard this from her novice mistress in 1948.

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

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Saint Frederick Convent ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An idle mind is the Devil's workshop

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Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

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.

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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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