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Douse the Glim

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Put out the light; also knock out a man’s eye. To douse is to lower in haste, as “Douse the top-sailGlim, gleam, glimmer, are variants of the same word.

“‘And so you would turn honest, Captain Goffe, agrazing, would ye,ʹ said an old weather-beaten pirate who had but one eye; ‘what though he … . made my eye dowse the glim … . he is an honest manʹ … .”—The Pirate, chap. xxxiii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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