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Eyeball

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Ey'eball. n.s. [eye and ball.] The apple of the eye; the pupil.

Oh, were mine eyeballs into bullets turn'd,
That I in rage might shoot them at your faces!
Shak. H. VI.

Be subject to no sight but mine: invisible
To every eyeball else.
Shakespeare's Tempest.

I feel my hair grow stiff, my eyeballs rowl;
This is the only form could shake my soul.
Dryd. Ind. Emp.

Not when a gilt buffet's reflected pride
Turns you from sound philosophy aside,
Not when from plate to plate your eyeballs roll,
And the brain dances to the mantling bowl.
Pope's Horace.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1 (48) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Shakespeare's Tempest (50)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Eyeball." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 12, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14944.


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