If youare about to get on a plane, what should you doaand avoid doingato assure a safe flight? What does it mean if you see an ambulance zoom by? And is a black cat always unlucky? Though we may say we donat believe in superstitions, they have an unmistakable power...and to be on the safe side, most of us secretly knock wood, donat walk under ladders, and avoid opening that umbrella indoors. Broken up into categories such as animals, astrology, dreams, and flowers, this fascinating dictionary will alert you to thousands of beliefs, omens, and proverbs that you may never have known. Hereas just a few: ac A dog hiding under a table means a storm is brewing. ac To see an image of your future spouse, eat a whole salted herring in three mouthfuls, go to bed without a drink, and say nothing. ac Scatter ashes over the roof of a house to protect it against lightning. ac Bringing an axe into the home presages death. ac When the aurora borealisathe colored lights that flash in the northern skyaappear, spirits are cavorting in heaven and a war is imminent. ac Eating peanuts before an auto race brings bad luck. Among the many other subjects: clothing, days of the year, food, gemstones, herbs, hobbies, illness and medicine, marriage numbers, plants and trees, professions, and the weather.Diagram Group. SNAKES Dreaming of ac Dreaming of a snake - unlucky. Meeting ac Meeting a snake and letting it live - bad luck. ... Snail cures ac To cure warts, stroke ac To cure consumption, them with a black snail eat snails mixed in the beforeanbsp;...
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