bleared


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blear

 (blîr)
tr.v. bleared, blear·ing, blears
1. To blur or redden (the eyes).
2. To blur; dim.
adj.
Bleary.

[Middle English bleren.]
References in classic literature ?
There she beheld another countenance, of a man well stricken in years, a pale, thin, scholar-like visage, with eyes dim and bleared by the lamp-light that had served them to pore over many ponderous books.
As she spoke Minerva touched him with her wand and covered him with wrinkles, took away all his yellow hair, and withered the flesh over his whole body; she bleared his eyes, which were naturally very fine ones; she changed his clothes and threw an old rag of a wrap about him, and a tunic, tattered, filthy, and begrimed with smoke; she also gave him an undressed deer skin as an outer garment, and furnished him with a staff and a wallet all in holes, with a twisted thong for him to sling it over his shoulder.
They had grown gray in study; their eyes were bleared with poring over print and manuscript by the light of the midnight lamp.