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eyes like saucers

Fig. eyes opened widely as in amazement. Our eyes were like saucers as we witnessed another display of the manager's temper.
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have eyes like saucers

have your eyes opened wide in amazement.
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The sight of the safe, the saucer of milk, and the loop of whipcord were enough to finally dispel any doubts which may have remained.
You are mixing up two very different things in your head, I think, Brown," said the master, putting down the empty saucer, "and you ought to get clear about them.
She pronounced the tea to be excellent, and praised the exquisite taste in which the marmalade was arranged in the saucers.
In response, slowly, with utmost deliberation, as if the destiny of empires rested on the certitude of her act, she turned the saucer of coffee upside down on the table.
Mr Venus thus delivers hmself, his right hand extended, his smoking saucer in his left hand, protesting as though he were going to burst into a flood of tears.
there sat the dog with eyes as big as saucers glaring at him.
The same idea was carried out in the cups and saucers of thick homely delft, and in the cream-jug of similar kind.
Judy, with a gong-like clash and clatter, sets one of the sheet- iron tea-trays on the table and arranges cups and saucers.
He was playing dominoes with a Frenchman, and greeted the new-comers with a quiet smile; he did not speak, but as if to make room for them pushed away the little pile of saucers on the table which indicated the number of drinks he had already consumed.
And with a good-night kiss, grandma left Polly to dream dreadfully of dancing in jockey costume, on a great stage; while Tom played a big drum in the orchestra; and the audience all wore the faces of her father and mother, looking sorrowfully at her, with eyes like saucers, and faces as red as Fanny's sash.
Chops' are the boats they live in; and they drink tea out of little saucers.
He drank two full saucers of cream," moaned Felicity, "and I saw him catch a mouse in the evening.
However, there was no help for it, and the tea-tray came, with seven cups and saucers, and bread-and-butter on the same scale.
But I know they'll none of 'em take my chany," she added, turning toward the cups and saucers, "for they all found fault with 'em when I bought 'em, 'cause o' the small gold sprig all over 'em, between the flowers.
The meal finished, Nell assisted to wash the cups and saucers, and put them in their proper places, and these household duties performed, Mrs Jarley arrayed herself in an exceedingly bright shawl for the purpose of making a progress through the streets of the town.