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Rhyming to Death

The Irish at one time believed that their children and cattle could be “eybitten,” that is, bewitched by an evil eye, and that the “eybitter,” or witch could “rime” them to death. (R. Scott: Discovery of Witch-craft.) (See Rats.)

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