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

[Middle English bleren.]
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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.
He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks.
I followed him in, and I remember observing the contrast the neat, bright doctor, with his powder as white as snow and his bright, black eyes and pleasant manners, made with the coltish country folk, and above all, with that filthy, heavy, bleared scarecrow of a pirate of ours, sitting, far gone in rum, with his arms on the table.