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PREDICTION OF DEATH

IF YOU SET OUT A CEDAR TREE, YOU WILL DIE WHEN IT GETS LARGE ENOUGH
TO SHADE YOUR GRAVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

James Callow Keyword(s): SIZE

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth

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PROVERB

TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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LOOKS

YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'VE BEEN BEATEN WITH AN UGLY STICK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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WHISTLING GIRL

A WHISTLING GIRL AND A CROWING HEN WILL COME TO NO
GOOD END.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

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

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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AGE

TOO OLD TO CUT THE MUSTARD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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TIGHT

TIGHT AS A TICK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

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

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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STUPID QUESTION

A STUPID QUESTION DESERVES A STUPID ANSWER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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NOT GIVEN

STILL WATER RUNS DEEP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

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

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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COLD

SO COLD ALL HELL FROZE OVER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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COMFORT

AS SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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SLOW

AS SLOW AS MOLASSES IN DECEMBER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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SLOW

SLOW AS A TURTLE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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SLOW

AS SLOW AS A SNAIL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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SLOW

SLOW AS CHRISTMAS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-07-1968

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SLICK

SLICK AS OWL'S GREASE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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SLICK

AS SLICK AS GLASS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Keyword(s): SLIPPERY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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QUIETNESS

AS QUIET AS A MOUSE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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SPEED

QUICK AS LIGHTENING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Keyword(s): LIGHTNING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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NOT GIVEN

AS QUICK AS GREASED LIGHTNING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Keyword(s): SPEED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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NOT GIVEN

QUICK AS A FLASH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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