How Did it Begin?: Customs & Superstitions, and Their Romantic Origins, Volumul 10
D. McKay Company, 1966 - 352 pagini
Customs, superstitions, habits, and expressions that abound in daily life in such areas as etiquette, birth, marriage, death, fashions, medicine, magic, sports, religion, and the Armed Forces. Highly entertaining as well as informative.
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would suffer from any harm done to the clippings of his hair ( or the parings of his nails , or his severed foreskin ) . This accounts for the centuries - old custom of burning cut hair ( and nails ) , thereby preventing them from ...
THE PARTING OF THE HAIR There are reasons for the various partings of hair . Women , in particular , realize that the choice of the “ right ” place for the parting can influence their hair style and ...
HAIR STANDING ON END An obsolete defence mechanism , inherited from the animal kingdom , and a gruesome relic of American - Indian warfare account for all that is " hair - raising " in our speech . At the first scent of fight , cats and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing
This is a book that was a product of its times - it has some interesting facts, but the author is of a different age - for example, he kept referring to "primitive people". Also, a few things were ... Citește recenzia completă
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A good collection of different beliefs, customs, and superstitions, with good explanations of origin and significance through the ages. I read this partly for bits of information that might make good ... Citește recenzia completă
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