Wandering Eye


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Ophthalmology
(1) Strabismus
(2) Nystagmus
Vox populi Roving eye adjective Referring to a person, usually male, with an eye for the opposite sex; a ‘player’, a ‘lech’
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I followed the direction of his eye, and saw that a very old and white-bearded man, clothed in a flowing black gown, had risen and was standing at the table upon unsteady legs, and feebly swaying his ancient head and surveying the company with his watery and wandering eye.
The obsequious Muzzle retired, and presently returned, introducing the elderly gentleman in the top-boots, who was chiefly remarkable for a bottle-nose, a hoarse voice, a snuff- coloured surtout, and a wandering eye.
If he possessed the power to arrest any wandering eye when exhibiting the glories of his altitude on foot, his equestrian graces were still more likely to attract attention.
D'Artagnan raised himself with difficulty, and looked about him with a wandering eye.
returned Mr Pancks, with a wandering eye towards the figure of the little seamstress on her knee picking threads and fraying of her work from the carpet.
Her mother was a small, spare, light person, with a wandering eye, a very exiguous nose, and a large forehead, decorated with a certain amount of thin, much frizzled hair.
A heavy figure of a man of stone, with a red handsome face, a blue wandering eye, and a great white beard flowing to his waist and never trimmed as far as Colebrook knew.
His wandering eyes looked down at the mat, and his restless hands wrung his cap harder and harder.
Her wandering eyes took in the dozen benches and the few rude, heavy chairs which completed the rough furnishings of this rough room, and she shuddered.
The hasty entrance into the room, the nervous assumption of playfulness in language and manner, the evasive and wandering eyes, were all referable to the same cause.
Her pale face brightened as she repeated the words, her wandering eyes fixed on me with a sudden interest.
And the sick man was silent, but at the same instant his wandering eyes strayed to the doorway and he saw Sonia.