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 Giltspur Street (West Smithfield).Gimmer (g soft), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gimlet Eye (g hard).
 
A squint-eye; strictly speaking, “an eye that wanders obliquely,” jocosely called a “piercer.” (Welsh, çwim, a movement round; cwimlaw, to twist or move in a serpentine direction; Celtic, guimble.)   1
 


 Giltspur Street (West Smithfield).Gimmer (g soft), 

 
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