beady eye


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beady eye

n
informal keen watchfulness that may be somewhat hostile: he's got his beady eye on you.
ˌbeady-ˈeyed adj
References in classic literature ?
with their forked tongues, their beady eyes and glittering scales, their hissing and their rattling--did I not already know them far too well on that day of my first circus when I saw the snake-charmer lift them up?
Here was the fighter--the beast with a streak for a forehead, with beady eyes under lowering and bushy brows, flat-nosed, thick-lipped, sullen-mouthed.
Da Souza cried, his beady eyes protuberant, and his glass arrested half-way to his mouth.
Martin came back and looked at the beady eyes, sneering, truculent, cowardly, and there leaped into his vision, as on a screen, the same eyes when their owner was making a sale in the store below - subservient eyes, smug, and oily, and flattering.
He whipped out his lens and a tape measure, and hurried about the room on his knees, measuring, comparing, examining, with his long thin nose only a few inches from the planks, and his beady eyes gleaming and deep-set like those of a bird.
The former had flushed up to the roots of his flaxen hair, while the other's beady eyes glistened with curiosity and resentment.
He had bright beady eyes and stiff grey whiskers and his tail was like a long bit of black india-rubber.
Bute's beady eyes eagerly fixed on her, as the latter sate steadfast in the arm- chair by the bedside.
For half a minute, with beady eyes, the wild thing studied them, with twitching sensitive nose reading the messages of the air.
The Beady Eye rocker - who had delighted the festival crowd by singing Oasis hit Don't Look Back in Anger - revealed the theft on Twitter.
Beady Eye disbanded in October 2014, but 2016 is expected to improve for Liam, 43.
Beady Eye, Newcastle 02 Academy WITH police lining the street, shirtless men atop one another and plastic cups being hurled across the crowd, the scene was set for Beady Eye.