four-leaf clover


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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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When the family - including dad Michael and six-year-old sister Belle - went on holiday to France last year Lily found a four-leaf clover.
Since then, racing and high-performance Alfas have had the four-leaf clover badge.
Because you must be very lucky to find one, a four-leaf clover is supposed to bring good luck.
This four-leaf clover shape can be attributed to the fact that the sun has been sending out fast solar wind near its poles and slower wind near its equator for the last few years.
I don't really know what the other lads in the weighing room do but Willy puts a four-leaf clover we found out in the field down his sock if he's got a big ride.
Gran Janice, 63, added: "It took me 60 years to find a four-leaf clover but when Georgia took me out the other day, we found one right away.
Among the stolen property was a silver four-leaf clover brooch, a gold chain with purple stones, a square set engagement ring and a five-stone eternity ring.
The necklaces are particularly eye-catching, featuring charms set with diamonds and other precious stones, in shapes like a crescent moon, a wishbone and a four-leaf clover.
As we can't vote for them (thanks, UTV) I'll be doing the next best thing - crossing my fingers, waving a four-leaf clover in the air, chanting prayers and flicking holy water at the TV screen.
Akdamar island, which takes place in Gevas town of Van and is 45 km away from center, was built in the shape of a four-leaf clover like a cross by Armenian King Gagik I between 915-921.
But if you think the Irishman has just emerged from underneath a four-leaf clover as he talks of his desire to recapture the jockeys' crown his good fortune is nothing compared to that of Chris Munce.
I recall the path that runs from Church Road into the Oaklands Recreation Ground and just behind this point we would sit on the grass and see who could spot a four-leaf clover first.
21 leaves on a clover could bring the Japanese man who bred the plant more luck than your average four-leaf clover.
The most admitted-to superstition, by 17 percent, was finding a four-leaf clover.
Of those questioned, 29% said they believed it is lucky to find a four-leaf clover and 26% said they thought it was unlucky to open an umbrella indoors.