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Jaunʹdice (2 syl.)

A jaundiced eye. A prejudiced eye which sees “faults that are not.” It was a popular belief among the Romans that to the eye of a person who had the jaundice everything looked of a yellow tinge. (French jaune, yellow.)

All seems infected that thʹ infected spy,

As all seems yellow to the jaundiced eye.”


Pope: Essay on Criticism.

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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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