Synonyms for phylactery

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There is no phylactery against the poor opinion of one's grandchildren.

"Entertainment for Pilgrims" ought to be bound round it as a sort of phylactery.

Another 'phylactery' consisted of a tiny bag of hoddentin, holding a small quartz crystal and four feathers of eagle-down.

Philemo once asked Rabbi (the Holy), "If a man has two heads, on which is he to put the phylactery?"

This phylactery, itself "medicine," may be employed to enwrap other "medicine" and thus augment its own potentiality.

The first phylactery which it was my good fortune to be allowed to examine was one worn by Ta-ul-tzu-je, of the Kaytzentin gens.

I do not know how Kirstie became convinced that, whoever or whatever the enemy might be, Mr. Johnstone was the phylactery.

If Peter Faneuil made not broad his phylactery, he made broad that mantle of charity, which covereth a multitude of sins.

Herein he has sense enough to know that only in kabrit (sulphur) is the phylactery which destroys the phylloxera.

The Count says that more likely the engraver added the Swastika to these in the character of a talisman or phylactery.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "small leathern box containing four Old Testament texts," from Old French filatiere (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin philaterium, from Late Latin phylacterium "reliquary," from Greek phylacterion "safeguard, amulet," noun use of neuter of adjective phylakterios "serving as a protection," from phylakter "watcher, guard," from phylassein "to guard or ward off," from phylax (genitive phylakos) "guard," of unknown origin. Sometimes worn on the forehead, based on a literal reading of scripture:

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