eye for a prune

AAllan at AOL.COM AAllan at AOL.COM
Mon May 10 22:44:52 UTC 2004

this just in from the Folklife Center at the Library of Congress:

<<<In the advice of Judith Gray, I am writing to you about an American
Folklife Center reference query. A patron has asked about the meaning of
the following saying:

"Don't let them take your eye for a prune"

The query comes from a librarian at a law firm and in her words "the
meaning of this phrase is important to the terms of the deal and we are
trying to document it or its source."

I have checked the obvious reference sources but come up empty. Do you
have any ideas?

Best Regards,

Todd Harvey
Folklife Specialist (Reference)
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
tharvey at loc.gov>>>

If you have an eye-dea, please include tharvey at loc.gov in your reply.

- Allan Metcalf

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