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BELIEF

IT IS A BELIEF THAT TURNING OVER FOOD WITH A KNIFE BRINGS BAD
LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

PLANTING BEANS ON GOOD FRIDAY IS SUPPOSED TO INSURE GOOD
CROP FOR THE YEAR.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO HAVE A THREAD HANGING FROM ONE'S CLOTHES.
PULLING THE THREAD OFF COUNTERACTS THE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO LEAVE A BUILDING FROM A DIFFERENT DOOR THAN
WAS USED TO ENTER IT.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK FOR TWO PEOPLE WALKING TOGETHER TO GO ON
EITHER SIDE OF AN OBJECT, TO SEPARATE AND WALK ON BOTH SIDES
OF A TREE. SAYING "BREAD AND BUTTER" WILL AVOID THE SPELL OF
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO BE VISITED BY SOMEONE ON A MONDAY.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

A TWIN DAY (22, 11, ETC.) IS A GOOD FISHING DAY.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

SWEEPING TRASH OUT OF A HOUSE AFTER DARK BRINGS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO BRING A BROOM INTO A HOUSE AFTER DARK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

TAKING A BROOM FROM SOMEONE'S HAND WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

KILLING A HOG DURING A NEW MOON IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE HOG
SWELL AND NOT CONTAIN MUCH FAT. A HOG KILLED DURING A FULL
MOON IS SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MUCH LARD.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO PASS SALT FROM HAND TO HAND. IT SHOULD BE
PLACED ON THE TABLE BEFORE IT IS PICKED UP AND USED BY THE
NEXT PERSON.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF TRASH IS SWEPT UNDER A PERSON'S FEET THIS PERSON WILL BE
SINGLE.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT WILL BRING BAD LUCK TO HAVE SOMETHING SEWED ON A GARMENT
THAT IS BEING WORN. THIS BAD LUCK CAN BE COUNTERACTED BY THE
PERSON WEARING THE GARMEN PUTTING A MATCH IN HIS MOUTH, BITING
ON IT WITH HIS TEETH.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

SEEING A DOG WALLOWING, ROLLING OVER AND OVER, IS A SIGN OF
MEASURING A GRAVE.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

WHEN A PERSON LEAVES A PLACE AND FORGETS SOMETHING, IT IS BAD
LUCK TO GO BACK AND GET IT UNLESS THE PERSON MAKES A CROSS ON
THE GROUND WITH HIS FOOT BEFORE RETURNING.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

A WOODPECKER PECKING ON A HOUSE IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

CORN THAT IS PLANTED DURING NEW MOON WIIL HAVE LONG STALKS
AND SMALL EARS. CORN PLANTED DURING A FULL MOON WILL HAVE
SHORT STALKS AND LARGE EARS.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

WASHING CLOTHES ON THE LAST DAY OD THE YEAR BRINGS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

SEEING A CROSS-EYED PERSON BRINGS BAD LUCK. THIS CAN BE
COUNTERACTED BY SPITTING INTO A HAT.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BRUCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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