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THE DEVIL BEATING HIS WIFE--WHEN THE SUN SHINES AND IT'S
RAINING AT THE SAME TIME.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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A CIRCLE AROUND THE MOON MEANS IMPENDING BAD WEATHER.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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RED IN THE MORNING, A SAILOR'S WARNING;
RED IN THE EVENING, A SAILOR'S DELIGHT.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

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

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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IF YOU SEE A HAZY CIRCLE AROUND THE MOON, COUNT THE NUMBER
OF STARS WITHIN THE CIRCLE TO INDICATE THE NUMBER OF DAYS
UNTIL A FALLING WEATHER WILL OCCUR.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-26-1969

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THERE IS A QUILT PATTERN SHAPED LIKE A CROSS. WHEN YOU DO
SOMETHING WRONG OR SIN, YOU CAN PUT IT ON YOUR BED AND
YOUR SINS WILL BE WASHED AWAY.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

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BELIEF

AFTER PULLING A CHILD'S FIRST TOOTH, PUT IT UNDER HIS PILLOW AT
NIGHT. THE FAIRY WILL LEAVE HIM MONEY.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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PROVERB

YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS AND YOU CAN'T BREAK
AN OLD DOG FROM OLD TRICKS.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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PROVERB

YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

YOU CAN TAKE A HORSE TO WATER BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE HIM
DRINK.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

WHY DIDN'T YHOU SAY SO BEFORE YOU SPOKE?

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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PROVERB

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW WON'T HURT YOU.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

A WATCHED POT NEVER BOILS.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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PROVERB

TO BE IN HOT WATER.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

THAT'S SOUR GRAPES.

Submitter comment: MEANING THINGS WHICH PEOPLE PRETEND TO DISLIKE BECAUSE
THEY CANNOT HAVE THEM.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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THAT'S MORE TRUTH THAN POETRY.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

THAT'S A HORSE OF ANOTHER COLOR.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

THAT'S A LOT OF BULL.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

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

Date learned: 03-26-1969

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PROVERB

STILL WATER RUNS DEEP.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

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

Date learned: 03-26-1969

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PROVERB

A SMALL FISH IS BETTER THAN A NOTHING FISH.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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