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beady-eyed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj beady-eyed having eyes that gleam with malice
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Usage

In literature:

The beady, glittering eyes of an infant spider peeped out.
"Loot of the Void" by Edwin K. Sloat
The red man's beady eyes, noting this, glittered.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
Sautee shook his head; his beady, black eyes glowed, and he stroked his chin.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
His beady eyes stared unsmilingly, but with curious intentness.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The quizzical smile only widened before the chilly threat of his beady eyes and ruffled forehead.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
I noticed the light of battle in those beady little eyes of hers the minute she laid 'em on you.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
I had scarcely fallen asleep again before he returned, and when I struck a light he stared at me with villainous, beady eyes.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Beady eyes peered down cunningly at the helpless man and woman.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
There was more than incredulity, there was furtive fear in the small beady eyes sunken in folds of fat.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
Peter's eyes were sternly fixed on the beady eyes of Smallbones.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
His beady black eyes glistened beneath his beetle brows.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
I looked at her aged, monkey-like face and the intensity of her beady eyes with wonderment.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
There was no longer any attempt to hide the greed in the beady eyes.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
He recalled the neurons whose beady little eyes he had fancied he saw staring brightly into, as well as out of, his own.
"The Ego Machine" by Henry Kuttner
His beady eyes swivelled up to mine, then quickly away.
"Hoiman and the Solar Circuit" by Gordon Dewey
The gleam in those beady eyes told him what the true meaning of this action must be.
"The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge" by Herbert Carter
The owner of the shop, a short, squat little man with beady black eyes, stood at the window.
"Penny Nichols Finds a Clue" by Joan Clark
The squaw did not lift her beady, black eyes until she was within a few feet of Frieda.
"The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge" by Margaret Vandercook
Before us leered the misshapen head and bright beady eyes of the Professor.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
It was packed with men; their beady, bright eyes and silver weapons glittered, the only sparks of brightness in the gloom.
"Through the Land of the Serb" by Mary Edith Durham
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In poetry:

His beady eye is bitter hard;
Right mockingly he squints at me;
As critic might review a bard
His scorn is withering to see.
"Frustration" by Robert W Service
Slowly they crept down the ladder
—Prepared for the " Promised Land " —
There stood the beady-eyed ruffian,
The carving-knife still in his hand!
"The Travellers aka Twas a Dark and Stormy Night! (with knobs on)" by T W Connor
There was whisp'ring and fumbling behind the door,
Then slowly—the bolt drew back ;
And a face —all whiskers and beady eyes —
Peered at them through the crack.
"The Travellers aka Twas a Dark and Stormy Night! (with knobs on)" by T W Connor
The regimental jackdaw 'as a bright an' beady eye;
'E sits upon the tent-pole an' 'e winks both bold an' sly:
'E says: "You bloomin' ediot, you, to go an' get C.B.!"
An' I wish I was the jackdaw, an' I wish that 'e was me!
"The Defaulter" by Cicely Fox Smith
A whiskered, beady-eyes monster, grisly and grim of hue;
Savage and slinking and silent, born of the dark and dirt;
Dazed by the glare and the glitter, it wavered a moment or two -
Then like a sinister shadow, it vanished… 'neath Millie's skirt.
"The Ballad Of The Leather Medal" by Robert W Service

In news:

They were on there for like five seconds before Elisabeth Hasselbeck's beady eyes zeroed in on the newly wedded heiress's ring finger and found it shockingly bare.
COLUMBIA — Stare at the walls of Curt Shahan's Woodland Wonders Taxidermy studio and more than 100 pairs of beady eyes will stare right back at you.
The beady black eyes peer down from a stuffed, mounted, and antlered head above the bar at the U Street NW barbecue joint American Ice Company.
Even his face is offputting – the weird giant baby head, the soulless beady eyes, the bratty sneer of entitlement.
Digital Underground, Beady Eye, Erykah Badu.
Yes, Alex Karev, otherwise bad boy of Seattle Mercy Grace hospital on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" is a beady-eyed rat fink .
They're all over the city's underground subway stations and their glowing, beady eyes are often seen in the trash that has been put on the sidewalk for pick up.
But Beady Eye frontman and former Oasis member Liam Gallagher doesn't think Harry did anything wrong — in fact, he'd like to be invited next time.
Beady Eye / Photo by Getty Images.
I love his beady little eyes.
PETALUMA, Calif — A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California on Friday.
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