squint-eyed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj squint-eyed (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy "her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen","sidelong glances"
    • adj squint-eyed affected by strabismus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Squint-eyed Having eyes that squint; having eyes with axes not coincident; cross-eyed; also called squinty-eyed.
    • Squint-eyed Looking obliquely, or asquint; malignant; as, squint-eyed praise; squint-eyed jealousy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • squint-eyed Having eyes that squint; having eyes with non-coincident axes.
    • squint-eyed Oblique; indirect; sinister; malignant.
    • squint-eyed Looking obliquely or by side-glances: as, squint-eyed jealousy or envy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Squint-eyed looking obliquely: oblique, malignant
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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:

What are you squinting your eye at?
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Daniel took off his glasses, polished them, and looked at the young girl with squinting eyes.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The small boy squinted up his eyes to keep the wine out; then he shook the liquid from his hair, looked up and grinned.
"The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch" by Henry Wallace Phillips
She had a squinting eye, a clubbed foot, and crooked fingers.
"Granny's Wonderful Chair" by Frances Browne
Lance's eyes squinted, as they adjusted from the gloom of the porch.
"Next Door, Next World" by Robert Donald Locke
He was assigned to a suite of rooms, and on returning to the bureau, the proprietor squinted his eyes abstractedly.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
What is that you say, you squint-eyed dude?
"Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales" by Charles B. Cory
In the latter stages a squinting of one or both eyes may be noticed but this may again disappear.
"Prof. Koch's Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated" by Max Birnbaum
Harry Wilson regarded him through squinted eyes.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Now if you've eyes, squint down there!
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
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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
Supply of freaks: Crawling, flitting sights'
Ill-fitting heads, whose squints and leers distort
Their teeming faces, glint-eyed with delight,
Crowding in around him for their sport.
"The Temptation Of St. Anthony" by Rainer Maria Rilke
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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