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Miller's Eye

(A). Lumps of unleavened flour in bread; so called because they are little round lumps like an eye.

To put the miller's eye out.
To make broth or pudding so thin that the miller's eye would be put out or puzzled to find the flour.

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