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Babyhood
1. The Bairn That Is Born On Fair Sunday Is Bonny...

Baptism
7. If A Child Cries During Baptism, It Is The Devil Going Out...

Physiognomy
10. An Open Hand In A Baby Is A Sign Of A Generous Dispositio...

Introduction To The World
17. Take The Baby First Into The Sunlight On Sunday. Put It I...

First Actions
41. If A Child Cries At Birth And Lifts Up One Hand, He Is Bo...

Various
45. First A Daughter, Then A Son, The World Is Wel...

Asseveration
60. A Child To Whom Is Told Any Story Which He Considers Rema...

Challenge
To Stump Another Boy To Do A Thing Is Considered As Putting A...

Fortune
76. Put A Mark Upon A Paper For Every Bow You Get, And When Y...

Friendship
79. If Two Persons, While Walking, Divide So As To Pass An Ob...

Mythology
81. The Stars Are Angels' Eyes. Westminster, Mass....

Punishment
89. An Eyewinker Placed In The Palm Of The Hand Will Cause Th...

Sport
91. At Croquet, If Your Ball Was About To Be Sent Flying, The...

Various
94. When A Child Loses A Tooth, If The Tongue Is Not Put Into...

Beauty
101. If A Person Is Very Handsome, It Is A Sign That He Will ...

Dimple
102. Dimple In Chin. Devil Within. Chester...

Ears
105. Small Ears Indicate That A Person Is Stingy. Large Ones ...

Eyes And Eyebrows
109. Hazel Eyes Betoken A Good Disposition. Boston...

Finger-nails
115. Always Keep Your Nails Clean And You Will Be Rich. ...

Foot
120. If Your Instep Is High Enough To Have Water Flow Under I...

Forehead
122. If There Is A Blue Vein In The Child's Forehead Extendin...

Hair
124. Coarse Hair Indicates Good Nature; Fine Hair Quick Tempe...

Hand
138. A Straight Line In The Palm Of The Hand Is An Omen Of Ea...

Moles
148. A Mole On The Eyebrow Denotes That One Will Be Hanged. O...

Nose
156. A Vein Across The Nose Is An Omen Of Short Life. ...

Teeth
157. A Broad Space Between The Teeth Indicates A Liar. ...

Apples
164. Eat An Apple At Midnight Before The Glass, Saying,-- ...

Apple-seeds
166. When Eating An Apple, Snap It With The Fingers And Name ...

Babies
174. Kiss The Baby When Nine Days Old, And The First Gentlema...

Bed
175. Go Upstairs Backward, Into A Chamber Backward, And Into ...

Bible
183. Read The Third Verse Of The Third Chapter Of Hosea, Joel...

Birds
185. When You See A Turkey-buzzard Flying Alone, Repeat,-- ...

Buttons
187. The Coming Husband Is Determined By Repeating The Follow...

Four-leaved Clover
194. If A Girl Puts A Two-leaved Clover In Her Shoe, The Firs...

Counting
199. Count Sixty White Horses And One White Mule, Then You Wi...

Daisy Petals
211. Pull Off The Petals Of A Daisy One By One, Naming A Boy ...

Doorway
220. Put The Breast-bone Of A Fowl Over The Front Door, And T...

Eggs
225. Take An Egg To Your Window; Break It Over A Knife; Remem...

Fingers
229. Name Each Of The Four Fingers Of One Hand For Some Perso...

Garments
230. Scatter Your Clothes In The Four Corners Of The Room, Na...

Letters Of The Alphabet
241. Write Names On Three Pieces Of Paper, Throw Them Up In T...

Midnight
245. Go Out At Midnight And Walk Around A Peach-tree, Repeati...

Plants
248. Take Beans In The Hand, Go Out Of Doors And Throw Them A...

Ring
263. Suspend A Ring By A Hair From The Finger. Let It Swing O...

Stars
267. If You Look At A Bright Star Intently Before Retiring, Y...

Tea-leaves
273. After Drinking Tea, Turn The Cup Upside Down, Whirl It R...

Walking Abroad
276. Go To Walk And Turn Back. The First Man You Meet You'll ...

Water
282. Float Two Cambric Needles On Water And Name Them. If The...

Various
290. On Accidentally Making Two Lines Rhyme, Kiss Your Hand, ...

Halloween
303. A Halloween Custom Is To Fill A Tub With Water And Drop ...

Engagement
327. If You Are A Bridesmaid Three Times You Will Never Stand...

Attire Of The Bride
332. If You Try On Your Wedding Dress Before The Ceremony, Yo...

Lucky Days
345. Marry In Lent, Live To Repent. New ...

The Marriage Ceremony
351. Happy Is The Bride That The Sun Shines On. No...

Courting And Wedding Signs
364. If Your Apron String Becomes Loosened, Your True Love Is...

Wishes
431. If You Take A Baby In Your Arms For The First Time, And ...

Animals
463. To Dream Of Cod Or Caplin Is A Sign Of Rain[tn-3] ...

Colors
494. To Dream Of White Things Is Lucky (or Sign Of Death?). ...

Dead Persons
498. To Dream Of A Dead Father Is Lucky. Labrador....

Earth
505. To Dream Of Walking In A Garden Is A Sign Of A Graveyard...

Eggs
510. To Dream Of Eggs Means You Will Get A Beating,[tn-4] ...

Fire And Smoke
514. It Is Bad Luck To Dream Of Fire. St. John, N....

Human Beings
524. To Dream Of A Baby Is A Sign Of Death. 525. To Dream ...

Meteorological Phenomena
538. To Dream Of Walking Through Snow Means Sickness. ...

Money And Metals
543. To Dream Of Silver Money Is A Sign Of Sickness. 544. ...

Teeth
547. To Dream Of Teeth Is Unlucky. Eastern Massach...

Water
553. To Dream Of Smooth Water Means Good Luck; Of Rough Water...

Weddings And Funerals
560. To Dream Of Marriage Is A Sign Of A Funeral. ...

Miscellaneous
569. To Dream Of Raw Meat Is A Sign Of Ill Luck. 570. To D...

Cards
608. At Cards, If Your Luck Is Poor, Walk Round Your Chair Th...

Days
612. It Is Unlucky To Travel On Friday. New York A...

Dressing
622. If You Put On Any Garment Wrong Side Out, As, For Exampl...

Horseshoes
631. It Is Good Luck To Find A Horseshoe. General ...

Pins
637. See A Pin And Pick It Up, All The Day You'll Hav...

Salt
644. It Is Unlucky To Pass Salt Across The Table. 645. Spi...

Sweeping
650. If The Broom Is Moved With The Rest Of The Household Fur...

Turning Back
656. It Is Unlucky To Turn Back For Anything After You Have S...

Miscellaneous
663. If Two Persons Shake Hands Across The Gate, They Are Bri...

Money
714. A Group Of Bubbles On A Cup Of Coffee Signifies Money....

Visitors
736. Having A Piece Of Bread And Taking Another Is A Sign S...

Amulets
795. Green Glass Beads Worn About The Neck Will Prevent Or Cu...

Charm
816. To Keep Fire Always Burning On The Hearth Will Prevent C...

Water
836. Rub The Hands With The First Snow That Falls And You'll ...

Miscellaneous
844. It Is Believed That Piercing The Ear Will Cure Weak Eyes...

Causes
872. Blood From The Warts On A Cow's Bag Coming In Contact Wi...

Cures
883. To Cure A Wart, Grease It With Stolen Bacon, And Hide Th...

Cold
930. As The Days Begin To Lengthen, So The Cold Begin...

Days And Times
936. The First Tuesday After The New Moon Settles The Weather...

Fair Or Foul
962. Of A Change:-- Long Looked For Long La...

Moon
990. When The Moon Is On The Back, It Denotes Weather Wet Or ...

Rain
1003. A Load Of Barrels Foretells Wet Weather. Eas...

Wind And Storm
1050. A Broom Falling Across The Doorway, Or Chairs Set Cross...

Divination
1080. Repeat, Looking At The New Moon The First Time You See ...

Fortune
1094. The Moon Seen Over The Right Shoulder Brings Good Luck;...

Moonlight
1110. Some Say You Can See The Man's Axe And Dog In The Moon....

Wax And Wane
1114. Set Out Cabbages In The New Of The Moon To Make Them He...

Domestic And Mechanical Operations
1141. To Make Good Bread, Stir It With The Sun. To Make Good ...

Cures
1151. In Rubbing For Rheumatism, Etc., Rub From Left To Right...

Death Omens
1158. To Raise An Umbrella In A House Is A Sign Of An Appro...

Morturary Custom
1240. If Salt Water Pigeons' Feathers Are In A Bed, The Sic...

Actions
1271. If A Child In Eating An Apple Merely Girdles It And Lea...

Bodily Affections
1340. If The Right Cheek Burns, Some One Is Speaking Well Of ...

Apparel
1376. If You Mend Your Apron Or Dress While On You, Some One ...

Customs
1402. Halloween Cabbages Are Pulled And Thrown Against The Ow...

Days
1419. What You Do On Your Birthday, You Will Do All The Year....

Domestic Life
1438. It Is Supposed That A Broom Placed Behind The Door Will...

Various
1464. A Stratum Of Warm Air Indicates The Presence Of The Dev...

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Bodily Affections (Miscellaneous)
Visitors (Cures)
Miscellaneous (Luck)
Miscellaneous (Money)
Death Omens (Mortuary Customs)
Dimple (Physical Characteristics)
Babyhood (Babyhood)
Moles (Physical Characteristics)
Wishes (Dreams)
Halloween (Love And Marriage)
Various (Childhood)
Various (Physical Characteristics)
Hair (Physical Characteristics)
Baptism (Babyhood)
Cures (Weather)
Cures (Death Omens)
Eyes And Eyebrows (Physical Characteristics)
Stars (Projects)
Teeth (Projects)
Teeth (Dreams)