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squint-eyed

[skwint-ahyd] /ˈskwɪntˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
affected with or characterized by strabismus.
2.
looking obliquely or askance.
3.
manifesting a malicious, envious, or spiteful attitude or disposition:
squint-eyed with vengefulness and blind to reason.
Origin of squint-eyed
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90
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  • That squint-eyed Augustine almost burst, the joke seemed to her so funny.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • squint-eyed Augustine set up a hen-cackling when she heard this.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • That squint-eyed Augustine who had to look after the stoves was to eat off her knees.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The woman and the squint-eyed man dragged Ruth into the bush.

  • "And I didn't touch it," interposed the squint-eyed lad quickly.

  • Wry-mouthed and squint-eyed, he was the incarnation of the cubist ideal.

    Hepsey Burke

    Frank Noyes Westcott
  • They wanted payment, and the squint-eyed man came in to say so.

    Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne
  • I told her a squint-eyed man had brought it to the house—and then she left directly.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • Short, overfed, bandy-legged and squint-eyed, the whole lot of them.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for squint-eyed

squint-eyed

adjective
1.
having a squint
2.
looking sidelong
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