Origin of lynx-eyed

First recorded in 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lynx-eyed

Historical Examples of lynx-eyed

  • They were forced into the open, easy prey for the first lynx-eyed Mercutian.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • Brave, to win a glance of hers, The rows of lynx-eyed dowagers!

  • Quite suddenly he turned upon Nicanor, who, lynx-eyed, watched.

  • Sister Egeline had dropped no more than one; but my Lady is lynx-eyed.

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • As patiently as might be, Baker and I waited, lynx-eyed, until two chairs were vacated.

    Mud and Khaki

    Vernon Bartlett

British Dictionary definitions for lynx-eyed


  1. having keen sight
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