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- n. Plural form of eye.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Plural of eye; -- now obsolete, or used only in poetry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An archaic plural of eye.
His ballad-mongering to these 'eyne' alone would set up one of your court rhymesters for a twelvemonth. "
With tears till not a tear remain within these eyne of me?
He comes; and fawn and branch and moon delight these eyne, iv.
But grant me still return of dearest her these eyne may see.
Strange things indeed and wondrous saw these eyne of me
Oh ye gone from the gaze of these ridded eyne, ii.
Whose eyne are strongest cause of sin by him inspiritèd.
Her face outshone the sun in shine and she had witching eyne and breasts of ivory white, teeth of marguerite, slender waist and sides dimpled deep and calves like tails of fat sheep; 448 and indeed she was perfect in beauty and loveliness, elegant stature and symmetrical grace, even as saith one, describing her,449
From love, which makes these eyne a rill of tears to rain.
His heart is burnt by devil-bolts shot by those piercing eyne.
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