He shrugs his shoulders, opens his eyes, leers, and—there is the complete manufactured article.
It was so unlike Glenerne and the leers about the aquarium corner.
There were squints, and leers, and some dull, ox-like stares from those who were too dull or too weary to converse.
The buccaneers sprang at the terrified women and priests, some with weapons out, others with leers and outstretched arms.
Drawing a stool toward the table, he perches himself thereon and leers across at the two sneak thieves.
But the attack was definitively broken off at nightfall and the Republicans withdrew slowly towards Lannoy and leers.
She leans forward and leers up into the face of her Prodigal.
He leers at us through the two red eyes of the locomotive; its stout cylinder represents his embonpoint.
The leers and laughter on those painted faces are quite unlike her own sad countenance.
(He laughs again and leers with lacklustre eye) Thanks be to God we have it in the house, what, eh, do you follow me?
"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).