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PROVERB

BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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PROVERB

A BARKING DOG NEVER BITES.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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PROVERB: PERSISTENCE

WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WATER SEEKS ITS LEVEL.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

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

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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A WISE MAN CHANGES HIS MIND--A FOOL NEVER DOES.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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TO SAVE A PENNY IS TO MAKE A PENNY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

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

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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SHE WATCHES HIM AS A CAT WATCHES A MOUSE.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

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

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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PROVERB

THE DEVIL TO PAY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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PROVERB

ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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PROVERB

ACCIDENTS WILL OCCUR IN THE BEST REGULATED FAMILYS.

Data entry tech comment: FAMILIES

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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IF YOU START SOMEWHERE AND DECIDE TO TURN AROUND, YOU MUST
MAKE A CROSSMARK IN THE ROAD AND SPIT IN IT OR YOU'LL HAVE
BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: MRS. ROOKS DOES NOT REALLY BELIEVE THIS, BUT ADMITS TO

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO STIR THE GRAVY (OR ANYTHING) BACKWARDS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Food and drink

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO CUT YOUR FINGERNAILS ON SUNDAY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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THE FIRST PERSON TO VISIT YOU ON NEW YEAR'S DAY WOULD "RULE
YOUR CHICKENS." THIS MEANS THAT IF YOUR FIRST VISITOR WERE
A MAN, MOST OF YOUR CHICKENS WOULD BE ROOSTERS; IF THE
VISITOR WERE A WOMAN, MOST OF THE CHICKENS WOULD BE HENS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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IF YOU LOOK IN A WELL ON MAY 1, AT 12:00, THROUGH A REFLECTING
MIRROR, YOU WILL SEE THE PERSON YOU ARE TO MARRY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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JELLY WILL NOT JELL IF IT IS STIRRED BACKWARDS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Preservation
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 06-18-1972

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IF YU KILL A TOAD FROG, YOUR COW WILL GO DRY (NOT PRODUCE MILK).

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: 06-18-1972

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IF IT RAINS ON THE FIRST DAY OF MAY AND YOU GET WET, YOU'LL
BE PRETTY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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IF YOU DON'T KILL THE FIRST SNAKE YOU SEE IN THE SPRING, YOU'LL
BE SICKLY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- P663
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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