moon blindness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moon blindness recurrent eye inflammation in horses; sometimes resulting in blindness
    • n moon blindness inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moon blindness (Far) A kind of ophthalmia liable to recur at intervals of three or four weeks
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Usage

In literature:

The moon was under a cloud and her horse would step blindly over.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Was it, I asked myself, a ray from the moon penetrating some aperture in the blind?
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
The moon was gone, the sky hidden in a blinding, whirling swarm of stinging flakes.
"Thankful Blossom" by Bret Harte
She was opposite him, leaning against the partition of the shallop, through one of whose raised blinds the moon streamed in.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
Our Mokadamo was affected with moon-blindness, and could not see at all at night.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
Put out the moon and blind the eyes of Eric!
"Eric Brighteyes" by H. Rider Haggard
He raced blindly, but whipped about the next corner, leaving the moon at his back.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
There was a bright moon and by its light Jack saw a small, peculiarly-shaped animal charging about blindly here and there.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner
The blinds were up and the cold winter moon lay on the girl's bed.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
We shall have many of them moon-blind.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
RECURRENT OPHTHALMIA (PERIODIC OPHTHALMIA, OR MOON-BLINDNESS).
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Blindness and the moon, 206.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
Instantly, he saw the ship, heading for the Moon, and then there was a blinding flash.
"First Man" by Clyde Brown
Pope, too, according to them, was blind, and had never seen the moon and stars.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
Dr William Moon (1818-1894), the inventor of the type for the blind which bears his name.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
The full moon made smouldering panels of the French window leading into the garden, but little or no light filtered through the long red blind.
"Witching Hill" by E. W. Hornung
Moon blindness is a terrible thing.
"'£19,000'" by Burford Delannoy
Even in my blindness that infernal moon haunts me still.
"A Speckled Bird" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
When Christ came to the city of Jericho, which betokeneth the moon, the blind man received sight.
"The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" by Ælfric
Fred drew the blind aside and discovered that it was not a particularly dark night, although heavy rain-clouds had drifted across the moon.
"The Closed Book" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

The blind, clawed stare is cold as sleet.
The tempter under the eyelid
Who shows to the selves asleep
Mast-high moon-white women naked
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
Love is not mine, love is not yours:
It is a flying fire that passes,
Perishing on the blind morasses
After the frail and perished moon.
"Love Is Not Yours, Love Is Not Mine" by Clark Ashton Smith
Though blind we rush, what matter? God
Guides through the boundless ether.
What matter if, like earth and moon,
We go, love, still together?
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
Sear, blistering sun, these temple veins;
Blind, icy moon, these coldest eyes;
And drench me through, ye winter rains, —
Swell, if ye can, my miseries.
"Memory" by William Ellery Channing
Alas, alas! for all the moons of old,
And all the golden suns are blind with gloom…
To thee, alone in some forgotten tomb,
The worm, with clinging kisses wan and cold.
"Dead Love" by Clark Ashton Smith
Whose forests deepen and whose moon goes down,
When Night's blind shadow shall usurp my own;
And, mid the dust and wreck of some old town,
The City of Dreams, I grope and fall alone.
"Unencouraged Aspiration" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

New Moon' almost sacked by ' Blind Side .
Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart remainded on top of the box-office chart, although just barely: "New Moon" was nearly upstaged by "The Blind Side .".
'The Twilight Saga: New Moon,' Grand Rapids debut of 'Precious,' 'Planet 51,' 'The Blind Side ' and more.
New Moon' almost sacked by 'Blind Side.
Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart remainded on top of the box-office chart, although just barely: "New Moon" was nearly upstaged by "The Blind Side.".
'The Twilight Saga: New Moon,' Grand Rapids debut of 'Precious,' 'Planet 51,' 'The Blind Side' and more.
New Moon ' almost sacked by 'Blind Side.
Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart remainded on top of the box-office chart, although just barely: " New Moon " was nearly upstaged by "The Blind Side.".
'The Twilight Saga: New Moon ,' Grand Rapids debut of 'Precious,' 'Planet 51,' 'The Blind Side' and more.
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