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ash (tree)

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780198607663
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191726644
ash (tree)

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A traditional cure, recorded in several counties, for young children with hernias; an ash sapling, preferably one grown from seed

Reference Entry.  296 words. 

Subjects: Customs and Traditions

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