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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bull’s Eye.
A small cloud suddenly appearing, seemingly in violent motion, and growing out of itself. It soon covers the entire vault of heaven, producing a tumult of wind and rain. (1 Kings xviii. 44.)   1
   Bull’s Eye. The inner disc of a target.   2
        “A little way from the centre there is a spot where the shots are thickly gathered; some few have hit the bull’s-eye.”—Fiske: Excursions, etc., chap. vi. p. 178.
   To make a bull’s eye. To gain some signal advantage; a successful coup. To fire or shoot an arrow right into the centre disc of the target.   3



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