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 Weather-eye.Weather-glass (The Peasant’s) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Weather-gage.
 
To get the weather-gage of a person. To get the advantage over him. A ship is said to have the weather-gage of another when it has got to the windward thereof.   1
       
“Were the line
Of Rokeby once combined with mine,
I gain the weather-gage of fate.”
       
Sir Walter Scott: Rokeby.
 


 Weather-eye.Weather-glass (The Peasant’s) 

 
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