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REDHEADED WOODPECKER DRUMMING ON A HARD LIMB IS A SIGN OF
CHANGE IN THE WEATHER.

Where learned: CENTERVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Plants

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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SUN DOGS (SMALL RAINBOWS AT EACH SIDE OF A SETTING SUN) INDICATE
FALLING (FAILING?) WEATHER WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.

Where learned: CENTERVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRDS CONGREGATING TOGETHER IN WINTER IS A
SIGN OF SNOW.

Where learned: CENTERVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, IF A WOMAN COMES INTO THE HOUSE BEFORE A
MAN, YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK ALL YEAR.

Where learned: CENTERVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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