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IF YOU SHAVE THE HAIRS FROM UNDER YOUR ARMS, YOU WILL BECOME
WEAK.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU ARE WITH SOMEONE WHO IS LOOKING AT A GHOST, YOU CAN
SEE IT TOO, IF YOU LOOK OVER HIS LEFT SHOULDER.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF IT STARTS RAINING BEFORE 7:00 A.M., IT WILL STOP BEFORE
11:00 A.M.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU WANT TO DREAM AT NIGHT, EAT A HEAVY SUPPER.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU DREAM ABOUT FISH, SOMEBODY YOU KNOW IS PREGNANT.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Keyword(s): WATER BAG OF WATERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU DREAM ABOUT YOUR DEAD MOTHER, SOMEBODY IN YOUR FAMILY
IS ILL.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOUR NOSE IS BURNING, SOMEBODY IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FOOT ITCHES, YOU WILL GO ON STRANGE
LAND (SOMEWHERE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE.)

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOUR LEFT HAND ITCHES, YOU WILL GET SOME MONEY.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOUR RIGHT HAND ITCHES, YOU WILL GET A LETTER.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A SPIDER HANGS DOWN FROM A WEB IN A ROOM OF YOUR HOUSE,
A STRANGER IS COMING THERE.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A BIRD FLIES INTO YOUR HOUSE, SOMEONE WILL DIE.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU HISS AT A REDBIRD, IT WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF TWO PERSONS SAY THE SAME THING IN UNISON WITHOUT INTENDING TO,
ONE OF THE PERSONS WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK IF HE TOUCHES WOOD BEFORE
THE OTHER PERSON.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Conversions
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TAKE A FOUR LEAF CLOVER AND PLACE IT IN THE BIBLE AND YOU
WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Bad luck Plants

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A PERSON BREAKS A MIRROW (MIRROR), HE WILL HAVE SEVEN
YEARS OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TO STUMP YOUR LEFT FOOT IS BAD LUCK. HOWEVER, YOU CAN GET RID
OF THE BAD LUCK IF YOU WHIRL YOURSELF AROUND AND SAY--
GO AWAY BAD LUCK
COME BACK GOOD LUCK

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Body parts and functions
BELIEF -- Conversions Body parts and functions

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR TWO PERSONS WALKING TOGETHER TO WALK
ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF A POLE, TREE, ETC.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU SWEEP TRASH OUT OF THE HOUSE AFTER THE SUN HAS GONE DOWN,
YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Bad luck Broom Sweeping

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A BABY WILL BE BORN WITH POOR EYESIGHT IF HIS MOTHER READ
DURING HER PREGNANCY WITH HIM.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): READING

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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