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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. 2017.
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  • One of them was a Jew, a small man with a glass eye, whose fixed stare rested on Miss Lane.

    The Girl From His Town Marie Van Vorst
  • Young Mr. Bemis: "Why, my dear, has your father got a glass eye?"

    Five O'Clock Tea W. D. Howells
  • Do you know, Cicely, I've always had a funky feeling that if I ever proposed my glass eye would drop out!

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

    Homeburg Memories George Helgesen Fitch
  • Do you think that man with the glass eye—Callack his name is—will try to get the gold?

    The Young Treasure Hunter Frank V. Webster
  • But the hay stacks were dearer to him than the apple of his glass eye.

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster Edward Eggleston
  • His complexion was florid, his hair was red, and he wore a glass eye, but he was a convincing speaker.

    The Awakening of the Desert Julius C. Birge
  • Well, sir, did you investigate that case far enough to discover that Professor Taylor's patient had one glass eye?

    The Art of Cross-Examination Francis L. Wellman
  • There was nothing about her worth preserving but the one glass eye.

  • Can't say any more, so dood by— Bully old uncle wiz a glass eye!

    Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 Edward William Cole
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
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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