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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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!
It is also used as an amulet in ancient Middle East and is said to bring luck, good fortune, health and happiness to its owner.A
"It takes luck, good players and quality but in any team there has to be a strength to dig out results.
One side has to miss out on this incredible title race, and if they do it will be a tiny margin, one call, one piece of luck, good or bad.
"And for the future, I wish you pob lwc, iechyd a hapusrwydd da - good luck, good health and happiness."
Winning cup competitions needs good luck, good refereeing decisions and being injury free.
I wish all the teams good luck, good play and I express confidence, that the tournament will once again please football fans with their vivid games .
The mosque also gave away ang pows, the customary red packets wishing luck, good health and prosperity to visitors and even took non-Muslims on a tour of their religious sanctuary.
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.