Luck, Good

Luck, Good

albatross
its presence portends good luck. [Br. Lit.: “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” in Norton, 597–610]
bat
symbol of good fortune; bat flesh imparts felicity. [Eastern Folklore: Mercatante, 182]
carnelian
brings luck; drives away evil. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 62–63]
crossed fingers
said to bring good luck to a person. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
four-leaf
clover indicates good luck. [Plant Symbolism: Jobes, 350]
gypsum
in egg shaped form, brings good fortune. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 80]
horseshoe
protective talisman placed over doors of churches, stables, etc. [Western Folklore: Leach, 505 ]
Irish sweepstakes
only lucky people win this famous lottery. [Irish Hist.: NCE, 1614]
knock on wood
to bring good luck and ward off bad luck. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
moonstone
sacred stone; brings good fortune. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 97–98]
new penny
placing new penny in gift of purse brings recipient good luck. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
penny
finding one by chance in street brings good luck. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
penny loafer
placing penny in slot at top of shoe brings good fortune. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
Polycrates
tyrant of Samos, known and feared for his proverbial good luck, though it is not permanent. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 801]
rabbit’s foot
proverbial good luck charm. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
red
life-granting color; worn by brides and babies. [Asian Color Symbolism: Binder, 78]
seven
symbolizes good luck in ancient and modern societies. [World Culture: Jobes, 1421–1422]
seventh son
always a lucky or gifted person. [Western Folklore: Leach, 999]
swastika
ancient sign of good luck, often in the form of a charm or talisman. [Asiatic Culture: Brewer Dictionary, 1051]
three
symbolizes good luck; most holy of all numbers. [World Culture: Jobes, 1563–1566]
Three Princes of Serendip
adventures of three Ceylonese princes who continually discover things they are not looking for. [Persian Lit.: Benét, 915]
white on red
symbolizes good fortune. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]
References in classic literature ?
I know I am not much, my darling; but you know I was not always what my luck, good and bad, has left me now, and you will make a new man of me so soon
The good news is, the reason the perfect mate hasn't appeared has nothing to do with your luck, good or bad.
Finally to Her Majesty the Queen, I say good luck, good health and may God bless you.
He put the penny in his pocket, deciding to be alert for any luck, good or bad.
Our success so far was mainly due to the Goddess of Luck, good shooting and some hard work.
Georgia de la Cruz, together with some seven million devotees, stayed overnight on Monday at the Quirino Grandstand on central Luneta Park on Tuesday and was ahead of a long line of people at midday who kissed and wiped with a white handkerchief the feet of the Black Nazarene for good luck, good health, and prosperity.
He explains: "Rather like a football manager who has managed by good luck, good fortune and some good judgement, in that order, to have had a really good squad, I know that as I look back at them, four of the star players have retired, another five have transferred to other clubs on other continents, and suddenly I see that I've still got just two of the originals at the elite level, and when I look at the youth squad I see, of the two year-olds turning three, I've got probably one colt and two fillies who met the standard required and, quite frankly, the others did not.
But a mixture of luck, good goalkeeping, missed opportunities, woodwork, and a rejected penalty claim meant that David Moyes's team only had a one-goal lead and it was not enough.
As for luck, good things will be happening over the year ahead for Sheila.
Call it skill, luck, good karma, or a combination of all three, but for Dan Germain of Forestport, NY, it was the thrill of a lifetime when he landed his state-record brook trout--a whopping 22-inch, 5-pound, 8-ounce fish--from South Lake in Herkimer County on June 15th last year.
He says: "With luck, good ideas and good people we have a good chance of succeeding in new markets.