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 Jarvie (Baillie Nicol).Javan [clay]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jaun’dice (2 syl.)
 
A jaundiced eye. A prejudiced eye which sees “faults that are not.” It was a popular belief among the Romans that to the eye of a person who had the jaundice everything looked of a yellow tinge. (French jaune, yellow.)   1
       
“All seems infected that th’ infected spy,
As all seems yellow to the jaundiced eye.”
       
Pope: Essay on Criticism.
 


 Jarvie (Baillie Nicol).Javan [clay]. 

 
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