One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The outer corner of one's eye.‘he glanced at her through the tail of his eye’
- ‘And when something - a movement in the tail of my eye, a feeling - made me spin, I saw a semicircle of Rris watching me through the mist.’
- ‘I looked at him from the tail of my eye, and thought to speak once more.’
- ‘I caught the movement in the tail of my eye.’
- ‘He is slightly deaf but the movement from my horse and the crowd behind me catches the tail of his eye.’
- ‘He watched Jimmy scowl and at the same time with the tail of his eye, he saw Marie's face lighting up.’
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