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Eyes (on a dish) are the emblem of St Lucy, who was blinded during her martyrdom.

the eyes are the window of the soul it is in the eyes that a person's true nature can be discerned. The saying is recorded in English from the mid 16th century, but a similar idea is found in Latin in Cicero's Orator, ‘ut imago est animi voltus sic indices oculi [the face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter].’

have eyes in the back of one's head know what is going on around one even when one cannot see it.

See also the buyer has need of a hundred eyes, eye, fields have eyes at field, four eyes see more than two, the scales fall from someone's eyes at scales 2, pull the wool over someone's eyes.


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