He is like you would imagine a young hipster Clark Gable would be and he's got a leer on him that won't quit.
He gave a leer and said, "But not too old to be in the Rebel army."
An expression which, if he had not been a baronet, would have been a leer, came on his lips.
“Ah, there you touch upon an interesting subject,” replied Musch, with something like a leer.
Evidences of his influence seemed to leer at him from window and hoarding.
"Goo'-by," responded Zank, with a leer that struck Fred as being rather ugly.
"Anything might be done 'ere, an' nobody the wiser," he said with a leer.
He said this with a leer, and Bax laughed as he inspected Long Orrick more narrowly.
The leer of the dead man came back to him with new significance.
Returning the leer as much in his own style as I could render it, I offered the handful of silver and copper to its owner.
"to look obliquely" (now usually implying "with a lustful or malicious intent"), 1520s, probably from Middle English noun ler "cheek," from Old English hleor "the cheek, the face," from Proto-Germanic *khleuzas "near the ear," from *kleuso- "ear," from PIE root *kleu- "to hear" (see listen). The notion is probably of "looking askance" (cf. figurative development of cheek). Related: Leered; leering.
1590s, from leer (v).
Old English hleo "shelter, cover, defense, protection," from Proto-Germanic *khlewaz (cf. Old Norse hle, Danish læ, Old Saxon hleo, Dutch lij "lee, shelter"). No known cognates outside Germanic; original sense uncertain and might have been "warm" (cf. German lau "tepid," Old Norse hly "shelter, warmth"), which might link it to PIE *kele- (1) "warm." As an adjective, 1510s, from the noun.