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[lingks-ahyd] /ˈlɪŋksˌaɪd/
Origin of lynx-eyed
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for lynx-eyed
Historical Examples
  • They were forced into the open, easy prey for the first lynx-eyed Mercutian.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • Brave, to win a glance of hers, The rows of lynx-eyed dowagers!

  • Quite suddenly he turned upon Nicanor, who, lynx-eyed, watched.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
  • Sister Egeline had dropped no more than one; but my Lady is lynx-eyed.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • As patiently as might be, Baker and I waited, lynx-eyed, until two chairs were vacated.

    Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett
  • But what could evade the lynx-eyed vigilance of the duenna of old?

    The Retrospect

    Ada Cambridge
  • But the p. 340circumstance was not unnoticed by my lynx-eyed, ghostly comforter.

  • The Grand Duke would sit, lynx-eyed, up in his box, and take this all in.

  • The neighbors also, lynx-eyed and curious, had never suspected.

    Homespun Tales Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Mademoiselle Rogron's perturbation did not escape the lynx-eyed lawyer.

    Pierrette Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for lynx-eyed


having keen sight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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