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Luck, Good

424. Luck, Good

  1. albatross its presence portends good luck. [Br. Lit.: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Norton, 597610]
  2. bat symbol of good fortune; bat flesh imparts felicity. [Eastern Folklore: Mercatante, 182]
  3. carnelian brings luck; drives away evil. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 6263]
  4. crossed fingers said to bring good luck to a person. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
  5. four-leaf clover indicates good luck. [Plant Symbolism: Jobes, 350]
  6. gypsum in egg shaped form, brings good fortune. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 80]
  7. horseshoe protective talisman placed over doors of churches, stables, etc. [Western Folklore: Leach, 505 ]
  8. Irish sweepstakes only lucky people win this famous lottery. [Irish Hist.: NCE, 1614]
  9. knock on wood to bring good luck and ward off bad luck. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
  10. moonstone sacred stone; brings good fortune. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 9798]
  11. new penny placing new penny in gift of purse brings recipient good luck. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
  12. penny finding one by chance in street brings good luck. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
  13. penny loafer placing penny in slot at top of shoe brings good fortune. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
  14. Polycrates tyrant of Samos, known and feared for his proverbial good luck, though it is not permanent. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 801]
  15. rabbits foot proverbial good luck charm. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
  16. red life-granting color; worn by brides and babies. [Asian Color Symbolism: Binder, 78]
  17. seven symbolizes good luck in ancient and modern societies. [World Culture: Jobes, 14211422]
  18. seventh son always a lucky or gifted person. [Western Folklore: Leach, 999]
  19. swastika ancient sign of good luck, often in the form of a charm or talisman. [Asiatic Culture: Brewer Dictionary, 1051]
  20. three symbolizes good luck; most holy of all numbers. [World Culture: Jobes, 15631566]
  21. Three Princes of Serendip adventures of three Ceylonese princes who continually discover things they are not looking for. [Persian Lit.: Benét, 915]
  22. white on red symbolizes good fortune. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]

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