The “it” bag was born–a talisman of stylishness and a signifier of insider savvy.
Lucky ones might take home something that was touched by the artist; a talisman.
She kept a copy of The Ambassadors as a talisman on her writing desk when she was working for seven years on her novel Trust.
But for the talisman, he would never have seen the notice, and a little shiver ran through him as he thought of this.
"Hope and Have," she often said to herself; and the words were a talisman to keep her in the path of duty.
She had a laminated press-pass out in her free hand and was holding it up beside her head like a talisman.
Orso made an attempt to kiss the hand that held out the talisman.
Such is the tradition concerning the talisman, which the author has taken the liberty to vary in applying it to his own purposes.
Saying this, she stretched out her slimy fingers to seize the talisman.
The talisman, instead of establishing a river connection with the Mississippi River cities, never came back.
1630s, from French talisman, in part via Arabic tilsam (plural tilsaman), a Greek loan-word; in part directly from Byzantine Greek telesma "talisman, religious rite, payment," earlier "consecration, ceremony," originally "completion," from telein "perform (religious rites), pay (tax), fulfill," from telos "completion, end, tax" (see tele-).