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glass eye

[glas ahy, glahs ahy for 1; glas ahy, glahs ahy for 2] /ˈglæs ˈaɪ, ˈglɑs ˈaɪ for 1; ˈglæs ˌaɪ, ˈglɑs ˌaɪ for 2/
any of various fish, birds, etc., having eyes with a glassy or milky appearance.
Origin of glass eye
First recorded in 1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for glass eye
Historical Examples
  • A man with a glass eye—the same man who had accosted Fred on the ship.

    The Young Treasure Hunter Frank V. Webster
  • Sometimes "she" is a "bully-boy with a glass eye; going four ounces to the ton."

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • Young Mr. Bemis: "Why, my dear, has your father got a glass eye?"

    Five O'Clock Tea W. D. Howells
  • I suppose someone will take my glass eye, if I am knocked out.

  • He had a glass eye, but it was so well made, it was impossible to detect it.

    Married August Strindberg
  • There was nothing about her worth preserving but the one glass eye.

  • There were plenty of Homeburg girls who would have been decorated by a glass eye.

    Homeburg Memories George Helgesen Fitch
  • I've seen that red auto, and talked with the gentleman who has the glass eye!

    The Banner Boy Scouts George A. Warren
  • Only one man every tried that, and he is now wearing a glass eye that cost him $9.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • But the hay stacks were dearer to him than the apple of his glass eye.

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster Edward Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for glass eye

glass eye

an artificial eye made of glass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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glass eye in Medicine

glass eye n.

  1. An artificial eye fashioned of glass.

  2. An eye whose iris is whitish, pale, or colorless.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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