Origin of cross-eye
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for cross-eye
Cross-eye can only be straightened by severing the muscles of the eye.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World
Clifton R. Wooldridge
“A swollen-lunged patriot like your Don Rodrigo–of course he does, every cent,” and the cross-eye took on a jocular gleam.The Missourian
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Miss Musgrove's face was wholesome, and so kindly that not even a cross-eye had power to spoil it.Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches
Ruth McEnery Stuart
This contraction of the muscle is termed stra-bis´mus, or cross-eye.
A woman, that occasionally worked for me, had a disagreeable squint; she was known in Indian by the name of Sachb, "cross-eye."Life in the Backwoods
- a turning inwards towards the nose of one or both eyes, caused by abnormal alignmentSee also strabismus
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Word Origin and History for cross-eye
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A form of strabismus in which one or both eyes deviate toward the nose.
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