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ADULTERER cures warts

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 68 words.

1849 Athenaeum 911 [Black Isle, Ross.] Warts are infallibly cured by rubbing the part affected secretly against the body of

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AFTERBIRTH, burning: divination

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 119 words.

16867 AUBREY Remaines (1881, 73) Midwives woemen have some custome, of saving the after-birth, or burning

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ALBATROSS

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 233 words.

1798 COLERIDGE ‘Ancient Mariner’ I st. 20, 11 st. 3. ‘God save thee, ancyent Marinere! From the fiends that plague

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AMBER cures/protects

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 474 words.

ad 77 PLINY Natural History XXXVII xi, xii (1857, VI 401, 404) At the present day we see

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AMBULANCE, seeing

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 185 words.

c. 1908 Finsbury Park (ROLPH London Particulars 55) The children … would grasp their coat collars on seeing an

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AMBULANCE, taking lift in

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 26 words.

1953 Man, c. 40 [London] In the flying club, the pilots would rather walk than take a lift back in

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ANIMAL, buying and selling

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 478 words.

1486 SPRENGER & KRAMER Malleus Maleficarum (tr. Summers, 223) A certain honest man was bargaining with a woman, and would

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ANIMAL, four-legged: meeting

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 95 words.

1898 BLAKEBOROUGH Yorkshire Customs 147. The fisherman near Staithes [thought it not] a good omen for a four-legged animal to

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APPLE BLOSSOM in house

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 34 words.

1923 [Martock, Som.] Apple blossom—sure teller of sickness in the house.

1957 Boy, 12 [Langholm, Dumfries.] A branch of apple

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APPLE CROP

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 29 words.

1862 N & Q 3rd ser. I 482. When it is a good apple year, it is a great year

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