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Evil Eye

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It was anciently believed that the eyes of some persons darted noxious rays on objects which they glared upon. The first morning glance of such eyes was certain destruction to man or beast, but the destruction was not unfrequently the result of emaciation. Virgil speaks of an evil eye making cattle lean. (See Mascotte, Jettator.)

“Nesʹcio quis tenʹeros ocʹulus mihi fasʹcinat agnos.”


Ecl. iii. 103.

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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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Everlasting Staircase (The)
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Evidence (In)
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Ex Cathedra (Latin)
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