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Eye-sore

Something that is offensive to the sight. Sore is the Anglo-Saxon sar (painful) or swær (grievous). It is painful or grievous to the eye.

“Mordecai was an eye-sore to Haman.” -

D'Estrange.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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