squinting


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squint

 (skwĭnt)
v. squint·ed, squint·ing, squints
v.intr.
1. To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight.
2.
a. To look or glance sideways.
b. To look askance, as in disapproval.
3. To have an indirect reference or inclination.
4. To be affected with strabismus.
v.tr.
1. To cause to squint.
2. To close (the eyes) partly while looking.
n.
1. The act or an instance of squinting.
2.
a. A sideways glance.
b. A quick look or glance: Take a squint at this view.
3. An oblique reference or inclination.
5. A hagioscope.
adj.
1. Looking obliquely or askance.
2. Squint-eyed.

[Short for asquint.]

squint′er n.
squint′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.squinting - having eyes half closed in order to see better; "squinched eyes"
shut, closed - used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
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I fancy this sort of disfigurement embittered the poor chap a little; for while Smythe was ready to show off his monkey tricks anywhere, James Welkin (that was the squinting man's name) never did anything except soak in our bar parlour, and go for great walks by himself in the flat, grey country all round.
But when was it you fancied you felt and heard our squinting friend?"
Let them HEAR me chattering and sighing with winter-cold, all those poor squinting knaves around me!
This hero, radiant with rapturous joy, who had the distinguished honour of making the people forget the speech of Van Systens, and even the presence of the Stadtholder, was Isaac Boxtel, who saw, carried on his right before him, the black tulip, his pretended daughter; and on his left, in a large purse, the hundred thousand guilders in glittering gold pieces, towards which he was constantly squinting, fearful of losing sight of them for one moment.
'In luck again, Gaffer?' said a man with a squinting leer, who sculled her and who was alone, 'I know'd you was in luck again, by your wake as you come down.'
There's a piece o' sheeting I could give you as that squinting Kitty spun--she was a rare girl to spin, for all she squinted, and the children couldn't abide her; and, you know, the spinning's going on constant, and there's new linen wove twice as fast as the old wears out.
“Put in a jackass, and you’ll put in yourself, Mister Doo-but-little,” shouted Benjamin, who kept squinting along his little iron tube, with great steadiness.
Young Cranch was not exactly the balancing point between the wit and the idiot,-- verging slightly towards the latter type, and squinting so as to leave everything in doubt about his sentiments except that they were not of a forcible character.
"Does he boast of his successes?" asked Edna, indifferently, squinting at her picture.
And as she looked, she saw the round-bellied leader, still wedged by the neck between the pickets, draw a revolver with his free hand, and, squinting horribly sidewise, press the muzzle against Chester's side.
"'You might have listened to me and saved yourself trouble,' says she, climbing over the rail and squinting along for'ard and seeing the first shackle flip out and stop.
'With corrective eyeglasses squinting can be managed, but corrective eyeglasses do not improve the vision of the albino, especially when it concerns seeing distant objects.