Freeman's antedate of "turn a blind eye"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 13 21:43:39 UTC 2007

Hm, I remember seeing that quoted as "Inter caecos luscus rex", which is
more concise and is idiomatic for Latin... but Google
show these versions instead, with a fairly thorough discussion.

And now that I think about it, my memory probably comes from an sf novel or
novella, which has a one-eyed character who calls himself Luscus Rex ('the
one-eyed king') and refers to the saying in this form. My daughter would be
able to pin down the reference but she's just gone out.

m a m

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