squint-eye

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n squint-eye a person with strabismus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Squint-eye An eye that squints.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Squint-eye an eye that squints
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; Sw. svinka, to shrink, a nasalised form of svika, to fail.

Usage

In literature:

Barter studied her for several moments; his eyes squinted.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
After a while he rose, squinted his eye up at the sun with a quick turn of his head like a chicken.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
She turned her squint eyes on him.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
She was not one-eyed, but she squinted.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
He squinted his eyes in the dim light to see more plainly the beastly figure, more horrible for being so nearly human.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
Then he looked about the auditorium for a moment with squinted eyes, jerked up his chair and fell into it.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
But the squinting eyes at the telescope had seen something first.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
He uses but one eye with which he squints along the barrel of his guns.
"Told in the Coffee House" by Cyrus Adler
Anybody else would have gotten bug-eyed, but Pheola just squinted to see better.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
It is under the sofa where Old Squint-eyes is asleep.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
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In poetry:

His beady eye is bitter hard;
Right mockingly he squints at me;
As critic might review a bard
His scorn is withering to see.
"Frustration" by Robert W Service
She'd a slight squint in her left eye,
Her lips they were thin and small,
She had narrow sloping shoulders
And she had no bust at all.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
Her idea of passive beauty
Was a squinting of the left-eye,
Was a drooping of the right-eye,
Was a smile that went up sideways
To the corner of the nostrils.
"Hiawatha's Photographing " by Lewis Carroll
They've a barmaid they call "Cock-eyed Clara,"
She squints and makes horrible faces,
And when she shed tears, they went in her ears
And washed out the wide open spaces.
"The Wide Open Spaces" by Billy Bennett
At eye's envious corner
Crow's-feet copy veining on a stained leaf;
Cold squint steals sky's color; while bruit
Of bells calls holy ones, her tongue
Backtalks at the raven
"Vanity Fair" by Sylvia Plath
Yet here, now, is my home. The squint of my eyes
Comes from the common light. I lift my face
Full to the day's drive and and the wind blowing.
I drink the bubbling water of this place.
"For 1939" by Paul Engle

In news:

Greg Scott took a moment to inhale calmly, beads of sweat chasing down his white, bald head and into the creases of his squinting blue eyes.
Their whitish hair and skin and pale, squinting eyes often cause them to suffer more from social stigma than from their actual physical disabilities.
Ears perk, eyes squint to get a better look, hands finger the black binoculars that hang casually from their necks.
Pete Hamill shaded his eyes and squinted toward a voice arising from the darkened audience of the Ohio Theatre.
Now picture a long row of youngsters with gloves, eyes squinting beneath their caps.
He squinted his eyes against the sun and briefly looked up at the.
A saucer-eyed Philippine tarsier opens its mouth wide, squints, and lets out a great burst of.
If you squint your eyes, you can almost see Ashton Kutcher and the gang from That '70s Show leaning against a high-top table at The Anthem, a new Ukrainian Village bar that soft opens tonight.
'An Optimist's Eye and a Skeptic's Squint ': Remembering Robert Manning.
His eyes are squinted and cheeks balled by the force of his unrelenting smile.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt utterly masters the Bruce Willis squint, where the action hero narrows his eyes, furrows his brow and purses his lips.
Zoning meetings can be dull, but if you squint your eyes a little, the proceedings can appear Harry Potteresque.
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In science:

This can be achieved by squinting the eyes as well.
Stereography using a single lens
There are viewing softwares and stereoscopes available in market to perceive the stereographs without squinting the eyes.
Stereography using a single lens
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