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If the cattle are horny, you shouldn’t care if they’re straight

角を矯めて牛を殺す (Tsuno wo tamete ushi wo korosu; “Straightening the horns, killing the cow”) Definition: A situation where trying to fix a small problem ruins the whole thing. The cure being worse than the disease. Hammering and pulling on a cow’s … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – The GP’s bag

Curing Charms Like the Guardian Charms and Traveler’s Charms, this is a family of rituals used by common people, often with the guidance of hedge-wizards, to cure themselves of minor ailments. The practitioner must repeat certain rhymes, carry a special … Continue reading

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