glass eye

[glas ahy, glahs ahy for 1; glas ahy, glahs ahy for 2]
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Origin of glass eye

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Historical Examples of glass eye

  • “Glass-Eye, my handkerchief,” Lily broke in, suspecting an invitation to supper.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • Glass-Eye did not ask that, would have given her other eye to serve Miss Lily.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • And Lily put out her hand to lay hold of a boot; but Glass-Eye was gone.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • She 230 dreamed and dreamed, while Glass-Eye went marketing.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • She went out with Glass-Eye and walked round to the front to look at her lithos.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne


British Dictionary definitions for glass eye

glass eye

noun
  1. an artificial eye made of glass
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glass eye in Medicine

glass eye

n.
  1. An artificial eye fashioned of glass.
  2. An eye whose iris is whitish, pale, or colorless.
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