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four-leaf clover

1. Literally, a clover with four leaves instead of the usual three, traditionally thought to be a good-luck charm due to its rarity. You found a four-leaf clover and you saw a shooting star? Wow, you must be really lucky today!
2. By extension, any person or thing that is considered a bringer of good fortune. The new kicker has been something of a four-leaf clover for the team, as they've won every game since he signed with them.
See also: clover
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The visionary behind the experiment is Edward Jagen the Founder of the Network who was first introduced to the wishing bracelet by his Irish great grandmother who in response to Edward's wishing for something when he was 8 years old told him to go out and seek a four leaf clover in a horse pasture.
The game also features other traditional Irish icons, such as the horse shoe, the four leaf clover and the Claddagh ring.
Bruce said: "Someone gave me a four leaf clover (holding it in his hand after taking it out of his inside suit pocket).
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Lewis said he also had a huge bag of fan mail that included everything from teddy bears to a four leaf clover.
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Student Kate Gwynn said: "We have seen some amazing fauna and flora in this area but did not expect to see four leaf clovers in the sub-arctic region.
Ecology student Kate Gwynn said "We have seen some amazing fauna and flora in this area but did not expect to see four leaf clovers in the sub-arctic region".
Four leaf clovers are much rarer and are commonly mistaken to be a shamrock.
It was his former boss at Reading whose common sense dismissed any notion of the Irishman turning to four leaf clovers or lucky heather.
Bingo players will be entered into one of four teams based on lucky charms - horseshoes, black cats, four leaf clovers and Buddhas.
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