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 Eye of the Storm.Eyed. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Eyes.
 
The Almond Eyes. The Chinese.   1
        “He will not receive a very warm welcome from the Almond Eyes.”—F. Millar: On the Central Saints’ Rest (1891).
   Eyes to the blind. A staff. So called in allusion to the staff given to Tire’sias by Athe’na, to serve him for the eyes of which she had deprived him. (See TIRESIAS.)   2
   To cast sheep’s eyes at one. To look askant with shyness or diffidence.   3
   To make eyes at one. To look wantonly at a person; to look lovingly at another.   4
   To rent the eyes with paint (Jer. iv. 30). The ladies of the East tinge the edge of their eyelids with the powder of leadore. They dip into the powder a small wooden bodkin, which they draw “through the eyelids over the ball of the eye.” Jezebel is said “to have adjusted her eyes with kohol” (a powder of leadore), 2 Kings ix. 30. N.B.—The word “face” in our translation should in both these cases be rendered “eyes.” (Shaw: Travels.)   5
   Your eyes are bigger than your stomach. You fancied you could eat more, but found your appetite satisfied with less than you expected. “Oculi plus devorbant quam capit venter.”   6
 


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