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tal•is•man



Pronunciation: (tal'is-mun, -iz-), [key]
n.,
pl. -mans.

1. a stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures or characters supposed to possess occult powers and worn as an amulet or charm.
2. any amulet or charm.
3. anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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