special meanings: 1. frogs are often found on sign-boards and on stone tablets of facades; most probably they symbolize fertility and evolution; 2. D. Thomas: embryo: swimming in the uterus, 'spinning' his body ("a grief ago");
folklore: A. curative: esp. against diseases for which witches may be responsible; B. magic: 1. frogs can be used as effigies to work the harm on meant for a human being; 2. frog-bones (or a portion of them) of a slowly killed frog, have great magical power; 3. a frog's toe is a talisman against disease and evil; 4. frog-skin is a protective charm because of its slipperiness; cf. the "rabbit-foot" for speed; C. a frog coming into the house is a bad omen; D. frog-stones (cf. toad-stones): yellowish stones having the shape of a frog, found near lakes: lucky; E. proverbs: a. "the frog cannot out of her bog"; b. "the frog said to the harrow: Cursed be so many lords";
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