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Platter with Two Eyes

(A). Emblematic of St. Lucy, in allusion to her sending her two eyes to a nobleman who wanted to marry her for the exceeding beauty of her eyes. (See Lucy.)

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