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Eye of a Needle

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Lady Duff Gordon, writing from Cairo, says: “Yesterday I saw a camel go through the eye of a needle—i.e. a low arched door of an enclosure. He must kneel and bow his head to go through, and thus the rich man must humble himself” (Wood: Bible Animals, p. 243). Lord Nugent, in his Travels, informs us that when at Hebron he was directed to go out by the Needle’s Eye, or small gate of the city.

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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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Extinct Species [since the time of man]
Extravagantēs Constitutionēs
Extreme Unction
Extremes Meet
Extricate
Exult (Latin)
Eye
Eye-service
Eye-sore
Eye-teeth
Eye of a Needle
Eye of Greece (The)
Eye of the Baltio (The)
Eye of the Storm
Eyes
Eyed
Eyre
Eyre (Jane)
Ezour Veda or Yajûr Veda
Ezzelin
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