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Hvöss eru augu
era það karls ætt
er ákvernum stendr,
stökkr lúðr fyrir;
nú hefir hörð dæmi
er vísi skal
valbygg mala. (eddic or germanic)
(‘Piercing are the eyes of Hagal’s maidservant,*
that’s not a low-born person standing at the grindstone;
the stones are breaking, the wooden frame is splitting.
editions: Skj Not in Skj;