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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Weather-glass (The Peasant’s)
or “Poor man’s warning.” The scarlet pimpernel, which closes its petals at the approach of rain.   1
“Closed is the pink-eyed pimpernel:
’Twill surely rain; I see with sorrow,
Our jaunt must be put off to-morrow.”
Dr. Jenner.

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