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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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Catherine's rainbow imagery, for example, may have represented a bridge between divine and terrestrial spheres, but Capodieci suggests again that contemporary functions of such images appear conventional rather than as talismanic.
Shining light: Wolves' talismanic striker Kevin Doyle.
At his insistence, the emperor (382) removed the talismanic statue of Victory from the Roman senate-house, a notable victory over paganism.
Angela Voss discusses his Orphic side in her analysis of his musical magic, while Donald Beecher connects the employment of the ancient pharmaceutical theriaca with the astral medicine advocated in the Libri de vita, seeing it as a talismanic source of celestial influences.
It's almost as if the president exerts a talismanic effect on the economy, until the day the magic inexplicably stops working.
Blackpool had reached half-time with a narrow advantage after Tony Popovic's early own goal but the First Division outfit displayed their class after the interval with two goals in eight minutes from the talismanic Black, who took his tally to nine in as many games.
The leap of faith here, propelled in large part by the talismanic attachment to cancer, was prodigious even by Wall Street's fickle standards.
Before their defeat to Valencia, Real had won their last 22 matches and welcomed back Cristiano Ronaldo to their line-up after the talismanic Portuguese sat out the loss to Atletico.
Felipe Contepomi also kicked a penalty before the talismanic centre retired with a knee injury.
Reigning champions Real are odds-on to retain their crown after Barca's three-year spell of success last term with Jose Mourinho at the helm, while the Catalan giants are out to 6-5 after talismanic coach Pep Guardiola stepped down in the summer.
London, July 4( ANI ): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said the club needs to keep hold of their talismanic captain Robin Van Persie at any cost, and the Frenchman also urged the club to break the bank to ensure the Dutch striker stays with them.
The talismanic midfielder was handed a start by Stuart Pearce, just 72 ?