night blindness


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n night 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
    • Night blindness (Med) See Hemeralopia.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody's need made me blind; But I never have yet Felt a tinge of regret for being a little to kind”
  • George W. Russell
    George W. Russell
    “And see the confluence of dreamsThat clashed together in our night,One river born of many streamsRoll in one blaze of blinding light!”


In literature:

The blinds were down to-night, and the lamp on the table burnt low; the oil had given out.
"The Flaw in the Crystal" by May Sinclair
Next minute he was running blindly under the night towards the city gates.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
CUNIER, on hereditary night-blindness, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
He looked at the silent kitchen, untouched from last night, dim with the drawn blind.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I got two quite blind last night, and never asked 'em for a sou.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 18, 1914" by Various
In the early morning she awoke with the sun full upon her, for she had been too tired the night before to close a blind.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
It leads them unerringly through unblazened forests, during blinding storms or in the darkness of night.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
You know, I do think they ought to draw the blinds down at night so's the light won't show out at sea.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Yesterday he blinded their eyes and made them foolish; last night he made them as water before the white men.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
Great warriors are they, but in our forests blind as the night-owl.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
And so he lay, all through that night, silent, sorrowful, and blind to his surroundings.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
But that night an order for the New Testament in raised characters for the blind went out from Shelbyville.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He was not fifty paces from the house with the green blinds when the most diabolical outcry suddenly arose out of the stillness of the night.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Both enjoy a superb ocean climate, days of blinding sun and bracing wind, nights of a heavenly brightness.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Drawn blinds obscured the lucid summer night behind the three windows opposite the door.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
The defect is another form of night blindness as it existed in a French family.
"The Social Direction of Evolution" by William E. Kellicott
The boy stood in the moonlight in front of the blind, very still, as if collecting the silence out of the night.
"What Rough Beast?" by Jefferson Highe
He arrived one night in a blinding smother which whined down over the treeless wastes, driving men indoors before its fury.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
After that she blew out the candle and raised the blind for a last look that night at the store.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
Any one who knows the tortures of snow-blindness will understand why Koot did not sleep that night.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut

In poetry:

I gave an eye to save from night
A babe born blind;
And now with eager semi-sight
Vast joy I find
To think a child can share with me
Earth ecstasy!
"Sacrifice" by Robert W Service
He struggled on manfully with all his might
Through the fearful darkness of the night,
And half-blinded by the heavy rain,
But still resolved the bridge to gain.
"Saving a Train" by William Topaz McGonagall
Now the night is calm. Bright and frosty night.
Like a puppy suckling, still blind,
With the whole of their darkness-the palisade
Drinks the sparkle of stars through the pines.
"On a fateful day, an unlucky time" by Boris Pasternak
In the outer world that was before this earth,
That was before all shape or space was born,
Before the blind first hour of time had birth,
Before night knew the moonlight or the morn;
"Genesis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Lord! we sit and cry to Thee,
Like the blind beside the way:
Make our darkened souls to see
The glory of thy perfect day:
Lord! rebuke our sullen night
And give Thyself unto our sight.
"Lord! we sit and cry to Thee," by Henry Hart Milman
Where sodden soil, you scarce have trod,
Fills oozy footprints--but the blind
Night there, tho' like the frown of God,
Presents no phantoms to the mind,
Like these that have o'erawed.--
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Back To The Egg is thrilled to welcome Michael The Blind and his band The Els to late-night KBOO radio.
The first round of blind auditions were shown last night and the judges were set to begin picking their teams.
The proceeds will be presented to Mobile Bay Keeper at a "Beer, Bands, and Baykeeper" event Wednesday night at the Blind Mule.
For the 140 students lucky enough to attend the Texas School for the Blind, life is about team sports, class plays, American Idol parties, and prom night.
AnnaLynne McCord hosted Veuve Clicquot's Yelloween at LAVO Las Vegas on Saturday night to benefit 'The Blind Project.'.
DUNLAP — Sam Schrader had just taken a moment's rest from the hugs and high fives to talk to reporters when he was blind-sided by the biggest embrace of the night.
Timonium resident Scott Soldan started noticing a loss of night vision in his late teens and was declared legally blind and unable to drive in his mid-30s.
The blind auditions came to a close during Monday night's episode of 'The Voice,' as Blake Shelton added the final two members to Team Blake.
Justin Moore tells Taste of Country Nights radio host Jeremy Robinson that a recent radio station visit left him with an eye patch and temporary blindness in one eye.
"Saturday Night Live" is known for pushing the envelope, but the show may have pushed it too far yesterday when it mocked Gov David Paterson for being legally blind.
Mocked for years on "Saturday Night Live" as a clueless blind man, the governor of New York appeared on the show's season premiere to dish right back.
During a "Saturday Night Live" sketch, Fred Armisen portrayed David, who is legally blind, as a bumbling politician.
The audience then filed out into the cool November night, lacking not in the warmth of Blind Pilot 's music.
When Libbie Jones curled up with her 3-year-old cat Max one night last fall, she never expected she would wake up the next morning blinded, bleeding, and desperately searching for her phone.
U2 gave a blind fan the opportunity to come onstage and perform a song during their show in Nashville on Saturday night.