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A cure for the Chin-cough is to go out and in under a donkey three times.The donkey must be eating oat-meal and whatever he drops on the ground you must pick up and make an oaten cake of it and eat in.Nearls.
Pick some fresh young nettles. Wash them three times in spring-water.Put them into a pot. Cover them with cold water. Let them boil for half-an-hour.Then strain them and make tea of the juice by adding cream and sugar.Give a cup of this nettle teach when the nearls being to come out.This cure brings the nearls out on you. Then they go away the quicker.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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