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Eyestring

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Eyestríng. n.s. [eye and string.] The string of the eye; the tendon by which the eye is moved.

I would have broke mine eyestrings; crackt them, but
To look upon him.
Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

To know whether the sheep are sound or not, see that their gums be red, the brisket-skin red, and the eyestrings ruddy. Mortimer's Husbandry.

Sources: Shakespeare's Cymbeline (73) · Mortimer, John (62)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Eyestring." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 16, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4250.


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