good luck charm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good luck charm something believed to bring good luck
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Usage

In literature:

So Planchet related how Truchen had charmed the years of his advancing age, and brought good luck to his business, as Ruth did to Boaz.
"The Man in the Iron Mask" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Mrs. Arthur said, You have, indeed, sir, a charming creature, as ever I saw; and she has mighty good luck.
"Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded" by Samuel Richardson
That dress had a good-luck charm.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
But alas for charms and good luck signs!
"The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit" by Hildegard G. Frey
He had the good luck to marry a wife who was clever as well as charming, and could help him.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
For our mess we had the good luck to find a most charming and simple welcome at the house of good Monsieur Cheveret.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
Whoever could get a piece of this horn was a fortunate man, for it was a sovereign charm and bringer of good luck.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
I heard of folks keeping all kind of things for good luck charms.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
The house is charming, and, being outside the town, it had by good luck escaped destruction and pillage.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
I swear I never could have passed in Latin but for your good-luck charm.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
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In news:

Is Rick Carlisle Cowboys' good luck charm .
Jimenez Continues to be Kernels' Good Luck Charm .
What's the power of a good luck charm .
The good-luck charms are as simple and as homespun as the man who found them one day a few weeks ago in the Red Sox dugout.
In other cases, chefs and restaurateurs place good-luck charms in their eateries upon opening.
Black Cat Gallery's a community good-luck charm.
Black fur is a recessive gene in cats, and some cultures consider these rare felines as good luck charms.
He told me that I was his good luck charm.
In fishing communities, we see a willingness to take advantage of any possible means for safety and abundance, and a tendency to embrace every type of good-luck charm.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's good-luck charm.
Is Rick Carlisle Cowboys' good luck charm.
Whether it's the bars or the beam, Jordyn Wieber doesn't need a good luck charm.
The peppermint pigs, which can weigh up to a pound, are considered good luck charms by some.
Frogs are considered good luck charms by the Haida people on Canada's northwest coast.
Other possible reasons for this baffling display would be it's some kind of good luck charm for the spectator 's favored player, or it's an ode to former UNLV basketball coach, and rabid towel muncher, Jerry Tarkanian.
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