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    eye of a travelling


    What does it mean when somebody says: I had been the eye of a travelling rat, natural tinker.

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    Re: eye of a travelling

    Have you been reading Bono? Those are his words, and he appears to be quoting the poem "The More a Man Has the More a Man Wants" by Paul Muldoon.

    This is not a standard idiom that I know of. If the words make no sense the way either Bono or Muldoon use them, here is an analysis that may help.

    If I may suggest, consider the beady eyes of a rat as it survives in city garbage and sewers, exterminated but never fully by man. But follow your own imagination!

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