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one-eyed

[wuhn-ahyd] /ˈwʌnˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
having but one eye.
2.
Cards. being, of, pertaining to, or using a face card or cards on which the figure is shown in profile, such cards being the jack of spades, the jack of hearts, and the king of diamonds in standard packs of cards:
One-eyed jacks are wild.
Origin of one-eyed
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English
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  • A nice operation indeed, to make me at once one-eyed and one-armed.

  • Dashing his one-eyed glasses on the table, he attacked the man.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Nevertheless, he ran with his head even with the shoulder of his one-eyed elder.

    White Fang Jack London
  • He caught the one-eyed elder on his blind side and ripped his ear into ribbons.

    White Fang Jack London
  • So Filbert staid, and was as happy as a bird in the one-eyed house.

  • But the interview with his one-eyed compadre had shocked him most.

    Captain Brand of the "Centipede"

    H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
  • The one-eyed cuirassier said judicially, "That cannot be refused."

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad

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