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talisman
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil
  • The little circlet of the schoolboy's copper coin—dim and lustreless though it was, with the small services which it had been doing here and there about the world—had proved a talisman, fragrant with good, and deserving to be set in gold and worn next her heart.
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (73% in)
  • The maiden lady arose upon her feet, as pale as a ghost at cock-crow; for she was an enslaved spirit, and this the talisman to which she owed obedience.
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (2% in)
  • But ambition is a talisman more powerful than witchcraft.
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (38% in)

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