The robed man tackled her, and the amulet went flying.
They tumbled to the ground, one foot --she wasn't sure whose --knocking the amulet away.
Further, from the 23rd of November 1654 dates the singular document usually known as "Pascal's amulet," a parchment slip which he wore constantly about him, and which bears the date followed by some lines of incoherent and strongly mystical devotion.
An amulet of similar shape, as the symbol of the "name," was worn by men and women as a protection against the blotting out of the name after death.
"What does the amulet do?" she asked Jared.
166 a verse from the oracle was used as an amulet and was inscribed over the doors of houses as a protection, and an oracle was sent, at Marcus Aurelius' request, by Alexander to the Roman army on the Danube during the war with the Marcomanni, declaring that victory would follow on the throwing of two lions alive into the river.
Once she had the amulet, she could bargain harder with the inmates.
It is uncertain whether the conventional fleur-de-lis was originally meant to represent the lily or white iris - the flower-de-luce of Shakespeare - or an arrow-head, a spear-head, an amulet fastened on date-palms to ward off the evil eye, &c. In Roman and early Gothic architecture the fleur-de-lis is a frequent sculptured ornament.
Punch him, grab the amulet, bargain for her freedom.