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Girdle-measurers were practitioners of a specific type of curative English folk magic. They claimed to be able to tell whether fairies had placed a person under a spell, or otherwise caused trouble for them. They did this by measuring the changing length of the afflicted person's belt or girdle.[1]


  1. ^ *Davies, Owen (2007). Cunning-Folk: Popular Magic in English History. Hambledon Continuum. ISBN 978-1-84725-036-0. OCLC 85830157.