She was stript of all her ornaments, lest perchance there should be among them some of those amulets
which Satan was supposed to bestow upon his victims, to deprive them of the power of confession even when under the torture.
I would have stopped him, but his blow took effect and broke the bracelet of amulets
which encircled the arm of the savage.
These recognitions alone dispense with the artificial aid of tokens or amulets
Like most savages they are firm believers in dreams, and in the power and efficacy of charms and amulets
, or medicines as they term them.
These idols are hung round with amulets
and votive offerings, such as beavers' teeth, and bears' and eagles' claws.
This gracious English maiden, with her clinging robes, her amulets
and girdles, with something quaint and angular in her step, her carriage something mediaeval and Gothic, in the details of her person and dress, this lovely Evelyn Vane (isn't it a beautiful name?
The balance of the day and evening was filled with preparation for a great hunt--spears were overhauled, quivers were replenished, bows were restrung; and all the while the village witch doctor passed through the busy throngs disposing of various charms and amulets
designed to protect the possessor from hurt, or bring him good fortune in the morrow's hunt.
Many of the bowmen had drawn amulets
and relics from their bosoms, while he who possessed some more than usually sanctified treasure passed it down the line of his comrades, that all might kiss and reap the virtue.
The whitewashed walls; the little pews where well-known figures entered with a subdued rustling, and where first one well-known voice and then another, pitched in a peculiar key of petition, uttered phrases at once occult and familiar, like the amulet
worn on the heart; the pulpit where the minister delivered unquestioned doctrine, and swayed to and fro, and handled the book in a long accustomed manner; the very pauses between the couplets of the hymn, as it was given out, and the recurrent swell of voices in song: these things had been the channel of divine influences to Marner--they were the fostering home of his religious emotions--they were Christianity and God's kingdom upon earth.
It was sorcery, magic of the worst kind, thought Buldeo, and he wondered whether the amulet
round his neck would protect him.
The Hajji said: 'And on mine also is a name engraved; but there is no name on the amulet
that sets the serai ablaze of nights; but he looked more carefully, and, hand on amulet
, drew his own conclusions.