squinting eye


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squint·ing eye

the eye, in cases of strabismus, that is not directed toward the object of regard.

squinting eye

[skwin′ting]
Etymology: D, schuinte, oblique; AS, eage
the abnormal eye in a person with strabismus that is not aligned with the fixating eye. See also strabismus.

squinting eye

An eye that deviates from the object of fixation in strabismus.
See also: eye
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He had dark brown hair, which was short at the back and sides, and had narrow squinting eyes.
Light Returns: Night scattered, the sense of darkness went,/My eyes regained their power, just as when//Northwesterlies build clouds up into mountains,/Skies blacken, the atmosphere grows dim,//The Sun's wiped out, the stars have not appeared/And night pulls down it's curtain everywhere;//Then if the north wind rushes from its cave/In Thrace, beats back the dark, unlocks the day//The sun so suddenly, so brilliantly bright/Now blinds our squinting eyes with dazzling.
My favourite was that staff in one print centre were being made to work in subdued lighting so that they could not read the books passing before their squinting eyes.