Swivel-eyed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Swivel-eyed Squint-eyed.
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Usage

In literature:

He turned his swivel chair about and faced the windows behind him, looking out with unseeing eyes.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
The eyes of Groups and Bunks swivelled angrily toward their unlucky brother.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
The end of the table, the tray and the swivel-chair I had right under my eyes.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Look contrite, you butt-ended, broad-breeched, bottle-bellied, swivel-eyed son of a tinker, you!
"Soldiers Three, Part II." by Rudyard Kipling
BELZANOR (with grim humor) Ftatateeta: daughter of a long-tongued, swivel-eyed chameleon, the Romans are at hand.
"Caesar and Cleopatra" by George Bernard Shaw
Cappy Ricks lay back in his swivel chair, his feet on his desk and his eyes closed.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
In the days when he first brought Carmen home, his eye was like a bead of brown light on a swivel.
"The Money Master, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
I swiveled in my seat and looked him straight in the eye.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
It's your blue-coated, gold-braided, swivel-eyed, quarter-deckers that talk of canes.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
There's no faking a swivel eye.
"The Mystery of 31 New Inn" by R. Austin Freeman
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In poetry:

My swivel eye hungers from pose to pose —
In pigtails, clutching a reluctant cat;
Or furred yourself, a sweet girl-graduate;
Or lifting a heavy-headed rose
Beneath a trellis, or in a trilby-hat
"Lines On A Young Lady's Photograph Album" by Philip Larkin
Now Billy scowls about the Rocks, his manly beauty marr’d,
And Billy’s girl, upon her ’ed, is doin’ six months ’ard;
Bill’s swivel eye is in a sling, his heart is in despair,
And in the Sydney ’Orspital lies Billy’s square affair.
"Billys 'Square Affair'" by Henry Lawson

In news:

I crimp a short piece of heavy mono to the clip's eye and crimp a snap swivel to the other end of the mono.
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