Pearl-eyed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pearl-eyed Having a pearly speck in the eye; afflicted with a cataract or cataracts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pearl-eyed Having a pearl-eye; afflicted with cataract.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pearl-eyed having a white speck on the eye
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. perle, acc. to Diez, prob. either a corr. of L. pirula, a dim. of pirum, a pear, or of L. pilula, dim. of pila, a ball.

Usage

In literature:

Pearl and Seagreave had gone but a short distance from the cabin when suddenly Pearl shielded her eyes with her hand.
"The Black Pearl" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Then I looked into her eyes, and there found such a light that I forgot the pearls and the rolling world with them.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
He opened his eyes, and saw rose and pearl streaks in the sky.
"Old Kaskaskia" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
I caught his scientific eye fixed upon the pearl necklace Camellia wore.
"A Court of Inquiry" by Grace S. Richmond
The head thus prepared or modelled in wax, with eyes of pearl-shell, was used in divination.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
There are several other pearls over thirty grains which the trained eye would recognize with equal ease in any setting.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
And each of these strings broke apart into great shining pearls as the eye followed downward the course of the raindrops.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
A diamond necklace caught her eye, But a wreath of pearls first made her sigh.
"Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor" by Various
Marvels of all colors, with little eyes like black pearls.
"The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
She arranged it in tiers with one hand, closing her eyes in order the better to feel the coldness of the pearls on her skin.
"Ancient Manners" by Pierre Louys
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In poetry:

Dear sister! we were little girls
When we were standing by,
With eyes brim full of melting pearls,
To see our father die.
"Lines on The Death of Mrs. F--- II---" by John Pierpont
Yet why shed those beaded pearls
From those eyes of softest blue,
And why loose those auburn curls
O'er that sweet neck's damask hue?
"To Bettie" by James Avis Bartley
No fitting ear is mine to listen
An endless anthem's rise and fall;
No curious eye is mine to measure
The pearl gate and the jasper wall.
"What The Traveller Said At Sunset" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Come you virgins of the night,
That in dirges sad delight,
Choir my anthems, I do borrow
Gold nor pearl, but sounds of sorrow:
Come sorrow come her eyes that sings,
By thee are turned into springs.
"Come Ye Heavy States Of Night" by John Dowland
I marked as I stole to her side that tears
Were vaguely large in her beautiful eyes;
That the loops of pearls on her throat, and years
Old lace on her bosom were heaved with sighs;
So I spoke what I thought--"Then, it appears"--
"My Lady Of Verne" by Madison Julius Cawein
Eyes, that commune with the frank skies of truth,
Where thought like starlight curls;
Lips of immortal rose, where love and youth
Nestle like two sweet pearls;
Hair, that suggests the Bible braids of RUTH,
Deeper than any girl's.
"A Southern Girl" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Euphorbia 'Black Pearl' by Hishtil/Agrexco With a greenish yellow flower with a black eye, 'Black Pearl' euphorbia features a medium-sized flower and gray-green foliage.
"Black-eyed Susan Among the Roses — A New Orleans Memoir" is the work of Pearl River resident and author Fran Gervais.
It started when I got Pearl Jam Twenty on Netflix (which was awesome, by the way), continued when HBO kept showing Titanic last week, and came to a head last night when I saw Third Eye Blind at Rams Head Live.
Pearl Harbor through the eyes of a child .
Remembering Pearl Harbor through the eyes of a WHAS11 family member.
Apple of my Eye Jewelry Pearl Wrap Bracelet.
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