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PROVERB

YOU'LL CATCH MORE FLIES WITH HONEY THAN YOU WILL WITH
VINEGAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 04-07-1969

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PROVERB

DID YOU COME AFTER FIRE?

Submitter comment: WHEN SOMEONE COMES AND LEAVES HURRIEDLY, THE EXPRESSION
USED IS

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Keyword(s): SARCASM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-04-1969

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PROVERB

USE YOUR HEAD TO SAVE YOUR HEELS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 05-01-1969

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PROVERB

TIRED AS A BAR OF SOAP AFTER A HARD DAY'S WASHING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 04-07-1969

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PROVERB

NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO SLING A CAT.

Submitter comment: THE SPACE IS SMALL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 04-07-1969

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PROVERB

THE HURRIER I GO, THE BEHINDER I GET.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 05-01-1969

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PROVERB

A JOKING EXPRESSION: "NOW LISTEN HERE, MY FINE BUT FEATHERLESS
FRIEND. DON'T RUSH OFF IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY!"

Submitter comment: MEANING: DON'T BE IN A HURRY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-04-1969

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WHEN A CHILD MISBEHAVES OLD MAN LOGAN WHO LIVES BY THE RIVER
WILL GET THE CHILD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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I HAD AN AUNT WHO BELIEVED WHEN YOU HAD LEFT THE HOUSE AND
STARTED TO GO SOME PLACE, IF YOU TURNED AROUND AND WENT BACK
FOR SOMETHING YOU HAD FORGOTTEN, YOU WOULD HAVE BAD LUCK.
SHE BELIEVED IT SO STRONGLY, SHE REFUSED TO LET MY BROTHER
GO BACK FOR HIS WATCH, WHEN HE WAS TAKING HER SOME PLACE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

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

Date learned: 05-01-1969

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AN UGLY INFANT MAKES A HANDSOME ADULT AND VICE VERSA.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Maturity
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO OPEN AN UMBRELLA INDOORS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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BAD LUCK IS BOUND TO HAPPEN IF A SHOVEL IS CARRIED THROUGH
A KITCHEN DOOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home
BELIEF -- Bad luck Tools

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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A HORNET'S NEST FOUND LOW ON THE GROUND IN SUMMER OR FALL IS A
SIGN OF A HARD WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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IF A BIRD FLIES INTO A HOUSE ACCIDENTLY, IT IS THE SIGN OF
AN APPROACHING DEATH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

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

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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THE NUMBER OF EARLY MORNING FOGS COUNTED DURING THE MONTH OF
AUGUST IS AN INDICATION OF THE NUMBER OF SNOWS THE
FOLLOWING WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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IF ONE MOCKS A CRIPPLE, HE WILL BECOME AFFLICTED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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IF AN EXPECTANT MOTHER WITNESSES A DISASTER OR HAS A SCARE
BEFORE SHE GIVES BIRTH, THE BABY WILL BE MARKED ACCORDINGLY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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WHEN THE LOSS OF SOME PART OF THE BODY (ARM, LEG, ETC.) OCCURS,
THAT PART MUST BE STRAIGHTENED AND BURIED IN A "COMFORTABLE"
POSITION, LEST THE VICTIM CONTINUE TO BE PLAGUES BY THE
SENSATION OF PAIN FROM ITS CONDITION.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 05-01-1969

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TO DREAM OF SNAKES MEANS YOU HAVE AN ENEMY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 04-04-1969

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THE PERSON WHO EATS THE LAST MORSEL OF ANY FOOD LEFT ON THE
SERVING DISH WILL NEVER MARRY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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