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CRICKET, harming

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. 209 words.

1787 GROSE Provincial Glossary Superstitions 64. It is held extremely unlucky to kill a cricket … perhaps from the idea

CRICKET as omen

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. 517 words.

c. 1614 WEBSTER Duchess of Malfi II ii. How superstitiously we mind our evils! The … singing of a Criket