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ID #4258

cross-road dirt

[cf. Reunion Cr. Fr. "Souvent le matin on remarque á un carrefour [krawzel lee restes dun sacrifice nocturne" (Chaudenson 1974:146) also Haitian (Gaujean p.c.)] n. earth from crossroads used as medicine to ease childbirth: You go right in the middle of the two road, and you get a bit a cross-road dirt and you boil um give to them if they got long foot (Acklins).

Tags: bush medicine, noun

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Last update: 2011-11-01 01:24
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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