n.1.A modest, diffident look; a loving glance; - commonly in the plural.
I saw her just now give him the languishing eye, as they call it; . . . of old called the sheep's-eye.
- Wycherley.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The superior nerve of women in all matters connected with love, from the casting of the first sheep's-eye down to the end of the honeymoon, is too well acknowledged to need comment.
Coming out on the northern peak at the old Adamson mine, we found ourselves with a sheep's-eye view of our first campsite.