Usage examples for folklore

  1. It is a wry commentary on the veracity of the mountain men that John Coulter's account of Yellowstone Park was long laughed at by his own peers as being simply an addition to a snowballing folklore of the fur country. – Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society by Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy
  2. Every story, whether we find it in the myths of the East, the folklore of Europe, the poems of the Troubadours, or in our newspaper of this morning, is based on one or the other of these factors, or on both combined. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  3. They talked mythology and folklore – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  4. I agree with what the South- African Folklore Journal stated twenty years or more ago, that with the " vast strides South Africa is making in the progress of civilization, the native races will either be swept away or so altered as to lose many of their ancient habits, customs, traditions, or at least greatly to modify them." – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  5. Wherever a ray fell, a blossom of Haggadic folklore sprang up. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  6. On the occasions when they are not dour they rise very pleasant and free, but, in these brief moments, it is not of legends and folklore that you are thinking, but of the landing- net. – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  7. The Land of Heart's Desire is another drama that has sprung from the soil and folklore of Ireland. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  8. For this reason Don Pietro di Toledo, when he was Viceroy, ruined some and closed others, by which act he at once improved the morals of Naples and enriched its folklore for nothing stimulated the imagination of the people so much as the idea that their caverns were lying empty and silent. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  9. Poetry is no longer mere folklore or ballads or musical numbers, all of which the public may enjoy. – The Literature of Ecstasy by Albert Mordell
  10. The mystery of numbers has entered into folklore as well as into philosophy, as that fine jingle, " Green grow the rushes, O!" – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd
  11. Many natural phenomena are associated in the folklore of the blacks with untoward events. – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield
  12. These remarks are, indeed, the charter, so to speak, of anthropological mythology and of folklore – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang
  13. In doing this we are tampering with folklore and confusing stages of development. – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  14. Journalism, folklore poetry, history, grammar, philology, ethnology, aesthetics, politics, morals- nothing came amiss to his gifted pen, and he was fruitful, say his admirers, even in his errors, Like other men inflamed with one single idea, he boldly ventured into domains of thought where specialists fear to tread. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  15. It is at once a fascinating story of travel, a practical guide book, and a storehouse of interesting information on the manners, customs, and folklore of a little- known people. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  16. The museums and the books of folklore are full of dead emblems and incantations, since there is no power in the symbol, except that which it acquires by association in the human mind. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  17. The great bread flight was over, though for several weeks afterward scattered falls of loaves occurred, giving rise to a new folklore of manna among lonely Arabian tribesmen, and in one well- authenticated instance in Tibet, sustaining life in a party of mountaineers cut off by a snow slide. – Bread Overhead by Fritz Reuter Leiber