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 Crocodile’s Eye.Crocum in Ciliciam ferre. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Croc’odile’s Tears.
Hypocritical tears. The tale is, that crocodiles moan and sigh like a person in deep distress, to allure travellers to the spot, and even shed tears over their prey while in the act of devouring it.   1
“As the mournful crocodile
With sorrow snares relenting passengers.”
Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., iii. 1.

 Crocodile’s Eye.Crocum in Ciliciam ferre. 

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