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IF YOU ARE SLEEPING UNDER A NEW QUILT, THE DREAM YOU DREAM WILL
COME TRUE.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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TOMCATS WILL KILL KITTENS IN MARCH.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF YOU SEE A RED BIRD, A STRANGER IS COMING TO YOUR HOME.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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A SIGN OF DEATH IS A BIRD IN THE HOUSE. ONE MUST ALLOW THE BIRD
TO LEAVE BY AN OPEN WINDOW OR DOOR RATHER TO SHOO IT OUT, TO
COUNTERACT THIS SIGN.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF A PICTURE FALLS IN YOUR HOUSE, IT IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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A TWO DOLLAR BILL WILL BRING BAD LUCK UNLESS ONE OF THE
CORNERS ARE TORN OFF.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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A HORSE SHOE HUNG OVER A DOOR BRINGS GOOD LUCK TO THE HOME.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO CARRY A RABBIT'S FOOT IN YOUR POCKET.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO HAVE A CRICKET IN YOUR HOUSE.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF THE HEM OF YOUR DRESS IS TURNED UP, KISS IT AND YOU WILL
GET A NEW ONE.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO SEE A NEW MOON FOR THE FIRST TIME THROUGH THE
TREES.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO STOMP GREY HORSES.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO FIND A STRAIGHT PIN POINTING TOWARD YOU.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF YOU STEP ON A SIDEWALK CRACK, YOU WILL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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IT YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO LITE MORE THAN TWO CIGARETTES WITH THE SAME
MATCH.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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IF YOU PRICK YOUR FINGER WHILE SEWING ON A BUTTON, THE BUTTON WILL
SOON FALL OFF.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

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IF YOU SPILL SALT, THROW IT OVER YOUR LEFT SHOULDER OR YOU WILL
HAVE BAD LUCK. IF YOU SPILL SUGAR, THROW IT OVER YOUR RIGHT
SHOULDER OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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SMOKE FOLLOWS BEAUTY.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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WHEN YOU LITE A CIGARETTE AND IT IS ONLY HALF BURNING, SOMEONE IS
THINKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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