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White in the Eye


It is said that the devil has no white in his eyes, and hence the French locution, “Celui qui nʹa point de blanc en lʹœil.” “Do you see any white in my eye?” is asked by one who means to insinuate he is no fool or no knavethat is, he is not like the devil with no white in the eye.

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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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