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a body of traditional beliefs and notions accumulated about a particular subject

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Projects focusing on the small trading ports, marine folk lore, language, literature and environment of the Llyn peninsula will benefit from a pounds 706,400 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund that aims to boost the local economy
According to folk lore a hot May is traditionally a bad omen, but a cold May is a sign of a promising harvest in the coming summer.
But there are three words all seafarers know when they come to Teesport: Asda and Club Bongo - I think the latter is part of seafarers' folk lore.
of California, Berkeley) finds remarkable links between African American and Irish women writers, tracing an intellectual genealogical line from Lavin to Ni Dhuibhne and from Hurston to Morrison, showing how they attained free expression through the indirection that was long a tool of folk lore to deflect controversy.
Most families owned at least one and it has become part of Italian folk lore.
As popularity has grown, however, so too have property and land values and some of the deals of which folk lore are made (villas for twenty-five grand as recently as 10 years back) have all but evaporated.
Delightful reading and a welcome addition to any family, school, or community library Christmas picturebook collection, "The Magic Sceptre: The Legend Of Blue Santa Claus" is an imaginative and entertaining edition to the expanding folk lore and mythology of Christmas in general--and Santa Claus in particular
HISTORY OF THE CHEROKEE INDIANS: THEIR LEGENDS AND FOLK LORE surveys not just the genealogy of the Cherokee and their intermarriages with whites, but their history, culture, myths, and legal resolutions affecting the tribe.
Featuring the stories of The Three Drinks, The Captive Princess, The Hare of Sleevebawn, The Treacherous Waters, The Jewel of Truth, The Mountain Wolf, A Prince in Disguise, and the title piece, The Enchanted Lake this anthology deftly offers a very special introduction into traditional Irish storytelling culture and folk lore.
I am reminded of an African Folk Lore, please allow me to share: Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky (Africa-Efik-Ibibio)
Away trips can become part of a team's folk lore, with exploits on and off the field forging reputations, and the manner in which each player deals with the challenges associated with these trips is a vital part of a team's success
And so it came to pass that in Northern folk lore a flickering yule log had to be kept smouldering in keep, castle or steading to ensure good fortune for the following year.
These four volumes are part of Lone Pine's Folk Lore series designed to bring historical subjects to the public, written in a popular style.
According to "A Study in Folk Lore and Tradition" by Donald Rowe, this song was introduced by Mr.
But for the fanatics at St James' Park only the attack-minded and flair players have ever gone down in folk lore.