White of the eye

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White of the eye (Anat) the white part of the ball of the eye surrounding the transparent cornea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • White of the eye that part of the ball of the eye which surrounds the iris or coloured part
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwít; Ice. hvitr, Ger. weiss.

Usage

In literature:

It startled us, every now and then, to see a stony white face stare suddenly up at us out of the grass with its dead eyes.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 4 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Here and there a pair of eyes glinted in the white flickering light from the screen.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Lines of white surf stretched to right and left far as the eyes could see.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
When you see the whites of his eyes fire, and give the bayonet.
"The Battle Ground" by Ellen Glasgow
His broad and colourless face with its small light grey eyes and almost white moustache seemed all in the same tone of colour as his clothes.
"Rudin" by Ivan Turgenev
Look at him showing his teeth and the whites of his eyes.
"Beric the Briton" by G. A. Henty
But now, for the first time, the Indian and the white man are on the same side of the river, eye to eye, heart to heart.
"Travels in Alaska" by John Muir
At the hotel Neb was waiting, the whites of his eyes shining with excitement, his pantomime indicating important news.
"Keith of the Border" by Randall Parrish
Pug gave him the white of his eye in an ugly leer, and headed straight as a crow for Higham Gorse.
"A Terrible Temptation" by Charles Reade
There was already a look of convalescence in the white face, with its black-rimmed eyes and peeling lips.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mustapha, a Turk, invokes the White Lady and recovers the use of his right eye by applying a compress to it.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
I cast my eye to windward, and beheld the whole surface of the sea covered with a sheet of snow-white foam.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
She stood holding on to one of the wooden columns, tall and white-faced, her big eyes sunk deep with privation and sorrow.
"Gaspar Ruiz" by Joseph Conrad
Mustapha, a Turk, invokes the White Lady and recovers the use of his right eye by applying a compress to it.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Clement was startled by the blank whiteness of her face, the fixed stare of her dilated eyes.
"Henry Dunbar" by M. E. Braddon
I saw the gleam of the evil black eyes and the shine of white, wolfish teeth.
"The Green Satin Gown" by Laura E. Richards
The face of Colonel Woodville darkened and the eyes under the white thatch burned.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
They came upon a man in the bend of the creek, white of skin and blue of eye, and for a moment Li Wan saw the other man in the snow.
"Children of the Frost" by Jack London
This king has great pride in the possession of a white elephant, having red eyes, which glare like a flame of fire.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II" by Robert Kerr
Here they have never been disturbed by the visits of the 'White Eyes,' as they term all Americans.
"The Young Trail Hunters" by Samuel Woodworth Cozzens
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In poetry:

A bloom as bright as opening morn
Flush'd o'er her clear white cheek,
The music of her voice was mild,
Her full dark eyes were meek.
"Donica - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
These are white as the harvest moon,
Roses flush like the heart of June;
But my shamrock, brave and gay,
Glads the tired eyes every day.
"Shamrock Song" by Katharine Tynan
Before across the silent lawn
In sea-green mist the morning steals,
And to love's frightened eyes reveals
The long white fingers of the dawn
"By The Arno" by Oscar Wilde
Blue were her eyes as the fairy flax,
Her cheeks like the dawn of day,
And her bosom white as the hawthorn buds,
That ope in the month of May.
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And when the hordes of Wrong lay still,
And that great fight was fought and won,
He stood, bright-eyed, upon a hill,
His white plume shining in the sun.
"The Two Keys" by Victor James Daley
She kneeled, her arms about him, by the bed,
And watching the dim eye and fitful breath,
Seemed with her still white face beside his head
A very Bride of Death.
"The Gate Of Death" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Black America through the eyes of a white bigot .
When cataract surgery successfully removes the veil from your eyes, the return of clear vision may make you feel like Dorothy traveling from black-and-white Kansas to Technicolor Oz -- or "The Dr Oz Show".
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot cast their eyes West to examine how the rest of the nation views the developing White House scandal.
They're out there: Breaking Bad fans staggering through life, eyes crusted over and searching, bereft of any answers until 2013, when the final chapter of Walter White's saga airs.
There they were on a warm mid-August afternoon, practicing under the watchful eye of head coach Judd Rachow in preparation for that Friday's Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage game at Chula Vista High School.
F all goes according to plan, about half a dozen elderly people at risk of blindness will visit Dr Lawrence J Singerman's retina clinic in the coming weeks to receive injections in the whites of their eyes.
President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Friday, Dec 14, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.
Obama addresses country on Conn. President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Friday, Dec 14, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.
US President Barack Obama wipes a tear from his eye as he speaks during a previously unannounced appearance in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on December 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Black America through the eyes of a white bigot.
The white-walled rooms of this New York City penthouse once rang out with the soothing voice of Ol' Blue Eyes, and entertained the likes of President John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol.
There again were the black suits and red ties, the bodyguards in blue uniforms, the women in white, the aloof cast of the eyes and the earthly manner: the Nation of Islam.
Ken and Heike Dodge, the owner of Falls Optical in Little Falls, opened their second storefront, Pierz Eye-care, in the rear of the Thrifty White Pharmacy building on Main Street.
Among the many humiliations of the American Negro, not the least burdensome has been the various characterizations he has had to undergo in the eyes of the white man.
While all eyes are on the race to the White House, CNN has identified a list of other races worth watching on Election Day.
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