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roving eye

singular noun
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  • On the other hand, the quick, roving eye of the scout seldom rested.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Lizabetta of the roving eye caught the first hint of his shadow.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • He wore a nice hat—but you have noticed that; and he had a roving eye.

    The Pirate's Pocket Book

    Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • It is the eccentric, the discordant, that arrests the roving eye.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • His roving eye saw the shark as it rose for the second time.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • He was a short, square man, with a brisk manner and a roving eye.

    Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb
  • The second's roving eye lighted on the kennel and then noticed Sue.

    The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • But no hostile glance met his roving eye as he entered the restaurant.

    The White Blackbird Hudson Douglas

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