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WHEN A CLAP OF THUNDER SOUNDS IN THE SKY, THE DWARVES ARE SAID
TO BE BOWLING AGAIN.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER AND GRANDMOTHER USED THIS EXPLANATION TO

Where learned: INDIANA ; TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA ; NEW ALBANY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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CARRY BRIDE OVER THRESHOLD FOR GOOD LUCK IN MARRIAGE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Carrying bride over threshold
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 06-09-1972

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ASPARAGUS IS USED AS AN APHRODISIAC.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant

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JERKING IN BED WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING MEANS YOU ARE
DREAMING THAT YOU ARE FALLING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 06-16-1972

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A FULL MOON MEANS VAMPIRES WILL BE PROWLING FROM MIDNIGHT
TIL DAWN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 06-15-1972

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PROVERB

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERB

ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERB

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERB

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERB

HIS BARK IS WORSE THAN HIS BITE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERB

BEGGARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

BLIND AS A BAT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

BUSY AS A BEE.

Submitter comment: VARIANT: BUSY AS A BEAVER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS CLEAR AS MUD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Keyword(s): IRONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

DYNAMITE COMES IN SMALL PACKAGES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-13-1972

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

FAT AS A PIG.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERB

A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE EASILY PARTED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERB

IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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PROVERB

IGNORANCE IS BLISS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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