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 Drop off (To).Drown the Miller (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drop Serene (gutta sere’na).
 
An old name for amauro’sis. It was at one time thought that a transparent, watery humour, distilling on the optic nerve, would produce blindness without changing the appearance of the eye.
       
“So thick a ‘drop serene’ hath quenched these orbs.”
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Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 25.
 


 Drop off (To).Drown the Miller (To). 

 
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