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Gimlet eye

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gimlet eye a squint-eye.
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Usage

In literature:

The gimlet eyes of the old miner fastened on the spot where in another moment his hoped-for rescuers would appear.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
He has eyes like gimlets!
"Young Tom Bowling" by J.C. Hutcheson
He was willin' to talk about anything but the female with the gimlet eyes and the keen-cutter tongue.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
It lay, too, in the glitter of the cold eyes that gimleted mine sharply.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
He was an odd-looking, active little man of about fifty with keen blue eyes that bored into one like a gimlet.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
Miss Cora looks you through with a gimlet eye.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
The general's gimlet eyes seemed to bore through her.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
You can't keep anything away from these gimlet-eyed scientists.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
She was very upright, and she had eyes that went through you like blue gimlets.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
His eyes bored like steel gimlets into those of his enemy.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
His hard gray eyes bored into her like a brace of gimlets, and in return for all her talk he axed but one question.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
Nuns were frightfully scrupulous and gimlet-eyed where their charges were concerned.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
As he turned to depart, his gimlet eyes saw how the girl shrank away from them into her box.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
He could both see and feel, most hideous of all, the piercing triumph in that dread hour of Fitzpatrick's gimlet eyes.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
Her aunt's eyes were fixed, as though they were gimlets, on her face.
"A Very Naughty Girl" by L. T. Meade
Clare did not give another thought to her conversation with the gimlet-eyed secretary.
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane
The eyes were little gimlet holes.
"The Socialist" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
When she looks at you it seems as if the eyes were gimlets.
"Anthony Trent, Master Criminal" by Wyndham Martyn
She fixed Marian with a gimlet eye.
"The Hallowell Partnership" by Katharine Holland Brown
The right eye was of a steely blue, that pierced the observer with the sharpness of a gimlet.
"The Broken Thread" by William Le Queux
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In news:

Governments must take a gimlet-eyed look.
He called it "The Gimlet Eye," which had nothing to do with that gin and lime concoction that some people apparently drink when champagne is not available.
Yet Audi Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn ought to cast a gimlet eye out toward Asia.
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