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Talking Adair Countian; Ever have - The Big Eye?

Wendy Butler Burt writes:
One favorite local expression, learned years ago from the late Pearl Gadberry in Fairplay, concerns those occasional maddeningly sleepless nights. When you lie wide awake in the dark, hour after hour, you have "the big eye" -- as in, "I had the Big Eye last night." -Wendy Butler Burt
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