Pink-eyed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pink-eyed Having small eyes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pink-eyed Having pink eyes, literally, as a white mouse or rabbit. This is the usual color of the eyes in albinism, whether accidentally occurring or artificially produced. It is due to the absence of the natural pigment of the iris and choroid, which are then tinged alight-red color by the blood in the minute vessels.
    • pink-eyed Having small or blinking eyes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pink-eyed having pink eyes like a rabbit: having small or half-shut eyes
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pink, half-shut + eye,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. pinken, to wink.

Usage

In literature:

He looked back at his father, and his small, pink-and-white face never quivered, and his black eyes never fell.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Now, suddenly, she looked straight up in his face and met his eyes, and a pink flush came into her white cheeks.
"Madelon" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The pink tip of Matilda's nose, and her winking black eyes, just appeared above her red tippet.
"Comfort Pease and her Gold Ring" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
His face became pink and his eye wet with the excellence of the joke he was brewing in his deeps.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
As he did so, a hint of pale pink light caught the corner of his eye.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Jacques raised his eyes and saw this burst of laughter in a pink bonnet within three paces of him.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
Her cheeks grew pink, her black eyes shone.
"A Court of Inquiry" by Grace S. Richmond
It was certainly a case of pink-eye.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
Something in the pink, pinched face, the red, eager eyes, appealed to his sense of humour, and he laughed aloud.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
His eyes were palest blue, his nose a smooth pink mound in an expanse of pink, pink cheeks.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
Her hair is wonderful, an' she's got them big brown eyes an' pink cheeks.
"Flood Tide" by Sara Ware Bassett
But, honey, dat dog had a blue eye en a pink eye.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Small, with cunning fiery eyes and a pink and pointed chin.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
I've been a twenty-two carat, pink-eyed, black-striped wild ass of the desert, though not halfway as big a fool as Curly.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
Her eyes shone and her cheeks grew pink as she stood pondering.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Then, as they drew nearer, she saw that Virginia's face was pink and her eyes starry under their lowered lashes.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
His eyes were absolutely pink, and his cheeks of the tint of a lemon.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
A pink tinge crept into Hetty's cheeks, and a sparkle into her eyes as she looked at her companion.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
The lovely pink of the roses pleased Archie's eye.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
But there was a redness of the eyes, and a certain pink puffiness of the whole countenance which had a suspicious look.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
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In poetry:

She feasts upon my pain, and turns
Her pink ear up to catch my sighs,
And every word I speak. She yearns
To see me dieā€¦. Her great gray eyes
Are deep as seas and over-wise.
"Aoede" by Maurice Thompson
Baby girl, my beauty! now hush while I sing.
Birdies in the treetops have folded each wing.
Stars are softly twinkling afar in the skies,
Drop the pink curtains down over your eyes!
"Drop the Pink Curtains" by Henry Clay Work
Then, in my pink pyjamas clad,
I danced before his eyes.
In anger impotent I sought
His car with savage cries.
He pushed me from him with a moan.
"Go 'way!" he said. "You're out of tone."
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis
I LOVE my love for she is like a garden in the dawn,
Pale, yet pink-flushed, with softly waking eyes,
And primrose hair that brightens to gold skies,
And petalled lips for dew to linger on.
"I Love My Love" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
There's Red-farmer, dusty sweep,
(That's a famous sort to keep),
And Pink Eye, and rough-coated Rad,
Food for ladyship or Queen,
Bacon slice, or beef between,
And a jack of good ale let them add.
"Autumn And Winter." by Samuel Bamford
Oh, I tell you, she was pretty, I tell you she was neat,
From her head down to the little tail she'd got instead o' feet;
She was pink and pearl and silver, like the sea at break o' day,
And the shiny, greeny eyes of her they stole Tom's heart away.
"Told At "The Pilchards"" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Birder 's Eye View: Beautiful roseatte spoonbills making a comeback of their own for Pink Month.
"You got the wrong ones," her friend announced, with eyes downcast at Holly's new shoes, which were pink, plastic, and closely resembled those wildly trendy Crocs .
They start as tiny pink eggs with two black dots for eyes.
Brian Turner interviews Pink Eyes from Fucked Up Live at Primavera Sound festival.
I beg my father to install it immediately and then sit on my hot pink banana seat in the garage revving my new engine with a wild, reckless look in my 7-year-old eyes.
Butterbeans - as many of the following varieties that you can get: lady, pink eye, black eye, crowder, white acre, butter peas, English peas.
Young beyond her years, she has the body of a grown woman, but, inside, she is a wide-eyed innocent, living in her fuzzy, pink antechamber and surrounded by stuffed animals and floral motifs.
At this year's Fall Festival, I got everything - a pronto pup, chicken and dumplings, pink eye .
As I was shaking the man's hand, I said to myself, "Hey, he looks like he has pink eye ".
A Night of Otherness at the Pink Eye Gallery: Tuesday July, 19th.
One daycare provider in Tifton, Georgia says she's been able to keep her daycare "pink eye" free for years.
Conjunctivitis, or "Pink Eye", is a very contagious virus passed around easily especially among kids.
"Pink eye" is a term that is often used to include a wide range of red eyes.
If she did think a child had pink eye they would be sent home and asked to get a note from the doctor, however it may be a type of pink eye that is not contagious.
One daycare provider in Tifton, Georgia, says she's been able to keep her daycare " pink eye " free for years.
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