Chair1500

CHAIR, empty. It is most unlucky to sit next to an empty chair.

Pig1500

PIG, meeting. If a sow crosses the path of a wedding-party on the nuptial day, the marriage is doomed.

Birthday1500

BIRTHDAY, crying on. To cry on your birthday is to cry every day of the forthcoming year.

Onions1500

ONION protects from the effects of caning. Before the operation of being caned, biting a raw onion will mitigate the pain.

Stairs1500

STAIRS, tripping. Should one trip on the stairs, it will lead to marriage within one year.

garter1500

EEL-SKIN GARTER prevents cramp/rheumatism. It is the custom to wear an eelskin garter above the knee to prevent the cramp and as a preventative of rheumatism.

Knife1500

KNIFE, licking. One is to never lick food off a knife. Doing so will make one a cruel person.

Urinating

URINATING together. It is a well received opinion that if two do piss together they shall quarrel.

adulterer1500

ADULTERER cures warts. Warts are infallibly cured by rubbing the affected part secretly against the body of an adulterous man.

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