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 Eye-service.Eye-teeth. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Eye-sore.
 
Something that is offensive to the sight. Sore is the Anglo-Saxon sar (painful) or swœr (grievous). It is painful or grievous to the eye.   1
        “Mordecai was an eye-sore to Haman.”—D’Estrange.
 


 Eye-service.Eye-teeth. 

 
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