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Ox-eye

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A cloudy speck which indicates the approach of a storm. When Elijah heard that a speck no bigger than a “man’s hand” might be seen in the sky, he told Ahab that a torrent of rain would overtake him before he could reach home (1 Kings xvii. 44, 45). Thomson alludes to this storm signal in his Summer.

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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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Owen Meredith
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Owl
Owl-light
Owl in an Ivy Bush (Like an)
Owl was a Baker’s Daughter (The)
Owlery
Owlglass (German, Eulenspiegel)
Ox
Ox-eye
Ox of the Deluge
Oxford
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Oxford Boat Crew
Oxford Movement
Oxford Stroke (in rowing)
Oxgang
Oyer and Terminer (Courts of)
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