A cast of the eye

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • A cast of the eye a slight squint or strabismus.
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Usage

In literature:

Her features, particularly her eyes, had a slight Oriental cast, which the mass of very black hair coiled on her head accentuated.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
As I cast my eyes round, something glittered brightly just for a moment in one of the pools.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
As he was casting his eyes around, he caught sight of a small, dark object on the ground.
"The Frontier Fort" by W. H. G. Kingston
The readiest of our assistants is a young mulatto, nicknamed El Tuerto by reason of a strong cast in his left eye.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
He cast an eye over his erect figure, his easy and natural dropping into the position of a soldier.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
She reflected for a moment, her eyes cast down upon the carpet, as we stood together in that sombre little room of horrors.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
And cast your eye into the opening; isn't that the gleam of a torch?
"With Joffre at Verdun" by F. S. Brereton
Leoh slouched back in his desk chair and cast a weary eye on the stack of papers that recorded the latest performances of the machine.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
He walked in the middle of the road at a rapid pace, upright, but with his eyes cast down as if in deep thought.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
He cast his eye around the room and picked up a knotty piece of wood.
"The Daughter of a Republican" by Bernie Babcock
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In poetry:

It was the King’s son Hafbur
O’er his shoulder cast his eye,
And beheld how Signy’s house of maids
On a red low stood on high.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
The colonial-experience man, he is there, of course,
With his shiny leggin's, just got off his horse,
Casting round his eye like a real connoisseur,
Whistling the old tune, 'I'm the perfect lure'.
"Click Go The Shears, Boys" by Anonymous Oceania
The Parson, and the morning too,
Both of them rose a little blue;
The stranger, I'd declare on oath,
Shew'd more serenity than both;
Then on the Doctor cast an eye,
"I'll have some breakfast by and by."
"The Sermon" by William Hutton
O, could ye have seen her—that pride of our girls—
Arise and cast back the dark wealth of her curls,
With a scorn in her eye which the gazer could feel,
And a glance like the sunshine that flashes on steel:
"The Yankee Girl" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"I am lost!" said the Fiend, and he shook like a leaf;
When, casting his eyes to the ground,
He saw the lost pupils of Ellen with grief
In the jaws of a mouse, and the sly little thief
Whisk away from his sight with a bound.
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston
Her hair was blown upon the wind like wreathes of golden flame,
And the sea-blue of her eyes cast blue shadows on her face,
For she was not of Egypt--but unto the king she came
A captive--yet a princess--from a northern sea-bound place.
"In Egypt" by Virna Sheard

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A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeal cast a skeptical eye Monday on the country's most-restrictive abortion law, which prohibits the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless there's a medical emergency.
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