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THE ANNEY OAKLEY

THE SILVER DOLLAR IS CALLED AN "ANNEY OAKLEY" BECAUSE SHE WAS
ABLE TO SHOOT THEM OUT OF THE AIR AFTER SOMEONE TOSSED IT UP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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Belief: Weather

Weather Proverb:

Rain before seven / Ends by eleven

Submitter comment:

Learned from his sister

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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THE ANNEY OAKLEY

THE SILVER DOLLAR IS CALLED AN "ANNEY OAKLEY" BECAUSE SHE WAS
ABLE TO SHOOT THEM OUT OF THE AIR AFTER SOMEONE TOSSED IT UP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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THE SAPPHIRE IS A SYMBOL OF TRUTH AND SINCERITY
AND COULD PROTECT THE WEARER FROM POISONING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED WHILE IN THE SERVICE IN INDIA.

Where learned: OHIO ; INDIA ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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A RUBY IS BELIEVED TO PROTECT THE WEARER FROM BAD
HEALTH, EVIL THOUGHT, AND LOSS OF WEALTH.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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IT WAS BELIEVED THAT THE MOONSTONE CONTAINED THE
RAYS OF THE MOON, WHICH COULD RID THE WEARER
OF FEARS AND NIGHTMARES.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN THE SERVICE WHILE STATIONED IN INDIA.

Where learned: OHIO ; INDIA ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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OVERWEIGHT TEST

TWICE AROUND THE WRIST EQUALS ONCE AROUND THE LOWER
PART OF THE NECK. TWICE AROUND THE NECK AT ITS LOWEST
PART EQUALS ONCE AROUND THE WAIST.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quantity or weight Solid

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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SHOE SHINE

PEDAL EXTREMITIES ARTISTICALLY BEAUTIFIED AND
RENOVATED FOR THE INFINITESIMALLY SMALL REMUNERATION
OF 10CENTS PER OPERATION--A SHOE SHINE FOR A DIME.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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COUNTING

1, 2 BUCKLE MY SHOE,
3, 4, SHUT THE DOOR.
5, 6, PICK UP STICKS,
7, 8, LAY THEM STRAIGHT.
9, 10, A BIG FAT HEN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM IN A DISH
HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU WISH?
(SPELL OUT NUMBER OF PIECES)
S-E-V-E-N SPELLS SEVEN AND YOU'RE NOT IT.
LAST PERSON IS IT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

I STRUCK MATCH AND IT WENT OUT.
LAST PERSON IS IT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE,
GOING DOWN CHICAGO LINE,
IF THE TRAIN SHOULD JUMP THE TRACK,
DO YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK?
(SPELL OUT YES OR NO)
Y-E-S SPELLS YES AND MY MOTHER TOLD ME TO PICK THE
VERY BEST ONE. (EITHER FIRST ONE OR LAST ONE OUT IS IT)

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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MY MOTHER AND YOUR MOTHER WERE HANGING UP THE CLOTHES.
MY MOTHER PUNCHED YOUR MOTHER IN THE NOSE.
WHAT COLOR WAS THE BLOOD?
(PICK AND SPELL OUT COLOR)
R-E-D SPELLS RED AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IT.
CONTINUE TILL LAST ONE LEFT IS IT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT PLAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RED SKY AT NIGHT, SAILORS DELIGHT.
RDED SKY AT DAWN, SAILORS FOREWARN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM SAILING INSTRUCTOR IN GRUADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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THE ANNEY OAKLEY

THE SILVER DOLLAR IS CALLED AN "ANNEY OAKLEY" BECAUSE SHE WAS
ABLE TO SHOOT THEM OUT OF THE AIR AFTER SOMEONE TOSSED IT UP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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IT'S A CASE OF MIND OVER MATTER.
IF YOU DON'T MIND IT DOESN'T MATTER.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): APATHY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS BLACK, WHITE AND RED ALL OVER?
A NEWSPAPER OR A SUNBURNED ZEBRA.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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BAD LUCK ON SHIPS(COLLECTOR'S TITLE' ; BAD LUCK ON SHIPS (COLLECTORS TITLE) ; HUMAN BEINGS AND THEIR ACTIVITIES (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

WOMEN ARE BAD LUCK ON BOARD ANY SHIP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM OTHER SAILORS AT SAILING REGATTAS.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2

Date learned: 11-14-1967

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