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talisman

A token, charm or amulet that is believed by the wearer to have special power to ward off evil or avert danger.
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The AMPLATZER Amulet Left Atrial Appendage Occluder is not yet approved for use in the United States.
Further evidence pointing to this method of death is the presence of an amulet, representing the Eye of Horus - a common symbol for guarding against accidents and restoring physical health.
These magical, protective amulets made the body complete and whole.
It is believed Amulet owe creditors pounds 30million and yesterday the firm admitted they faced difficulties "on a number of fronts".
In mid-November, an amulet that was snatched from around the neck of the Emperor Tewodros just after he had committed suicide at his citadel town of Magdala (north-western Ethiopia) was returned by an anonymous donor from London.
My argument is intended to demonstrate that the amulet is of Phoenician origin, Egyptianizing (6) in form, and employing iconography whose closest parallels are with the "Phoenician" school of ivory carving.
Also significant is Tejada's work with contemporary artists and twentieth-century art as an independent curator and art critic, work which informs the poems of Amulet Anatomy as they examine the differences between what we see and what we say.
The same group of kids have equally amazing adventures in the The Story of the Amulet and Five Children and It.
At the beginning of the pamphlet, the amulet is said to be free but later it says: "We must make a pact, sealed with a sign of your faith.
And so I still buckle up, slide the map on the dashboard, and ease into the countryside, repeating, with my wife, the 800-year-old prayer that is, I suppose, part devotion and part amulet.
We believe broadbased guidance is necessary because-- notwithstanding the National Office's assurances that the Court's decision "really didn't change anything"--field agents continue to invoke the decision as an amulet to disallow deductions for expenses long treated as currently deductible.
TIM WONNACOTT and the BBC TV Bargain Hunt team will be at Amulet Fairs' antiques and collectors' weekend at Oswestry Showground (SY11 4AS) on Sunday September 11 filming not just competitors in the regular popular programme, but also a celebrity version to raise money for charity.