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Throw salt over your left shoulder when entering a new
dwelling.

Submitter comment: The older folks in the family always told us: When we buy a
new house or are invited to spend the night at a friend's house,
before we go in we should throw some salt over our shoulder to
scare away any evil spirits that may be in the house.

Where learned: BOSTON ; Massachusetts

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1976

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