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  • He floated eye-ball to eye-ball with bad-tempered hissing swans and was looked down on superciliously by alarmed herons who plucked up their feet fastidiously and stalked away.

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  • But I'll never forget those few years when I had no friends: when my efforts to integrate were met with eye-ball rolls and snickers.

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  • Popped an eye-ball out of my head laughing at the Voekler shtick.

    Illusions: Fake Twitters and Strange Looks

  • I do however know horsesh*t when I'm stepping in it, and right now we're about eye-ball deep in the stuff.

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  • And while in her sadness she sat at home, lamenting over her son, behold, came in to her an old woman, known as the mother of Ahmad Kamákim88 the arch-thief, a knave who would bore through a middle wall and scale the tallest of the tall and steal the very kohl off the eye-ball. 89 From his earliest years he had been given to these malpractices, till they made him Captain of the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Caliphs blinded their victims by passing a red-hot sword blade close to the orbit or a needle over the eye-ball.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I would take the main guy, Jack †the first shot of the whole series is his eye-ball close up, right?

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  • Gerbil, for correctly guessing where "Hello Polly!" came from although you didn't offer up your favourite Monty Python quote, if you'd like an eye-ball alien I'll be happy make one for you.

    Polly?

  • My Mom told me one about her grandmother – that she kept her own eye-ball in a jar on her dresser – that was back in the day when cataract surgery was done with needles – and the surgeon messed something up and she lost her eye…but kept it anyway…. um… gross….

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  • Experimenters discovered that it made no difference whether one inserted an anatomised eye-ball into the camera obscura, or a mechanical lens, from which it followed that physiology did not impact on how humans see.

    Introduction: Gothic Romance as Visual Technology

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