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lynx-eyed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lynx-eyed having very keen vision "quick-sighted as a cat"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Lynx-eyed Having acute sight.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lynx-eyed Having acute sight.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Lynx-eyed sharp-sighted
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr.

Usage

In literature:

But she watched him, lynx-eyed.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878" by Various
He got mail every day, and his good-fortune could not escape the lynx eyes of his comrades.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
They followed her, as she tiptoed about with hunched shoulders, and watched her with the eyes of lynxes; but she puzzled them.
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
The lynx-face, with the yellow eyes and red hair like mine, haunted me.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
Quite suddenly he turned upon Nicanor, who, lynx-eyed, watched.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Sometimes Jew Johnny would volunteer to watch for the night; and glad I was when I knew that the honest lynx-eyed fellow was there.
"Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands" by Mary Seacole
I can baffle even the Paris detective, much more the lynx-eyed emissaries of Lincoln, Seward & Co. Are you satisfied?
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
But Miss Merton was lynx-eyed.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
The glistening, piercing eyes of the lynx were formerly the subject of strange superstitions.
"Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880" by Various
As it was, even the lynx eyes of the Sioux could avail them nothing.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
And Jake's lynx eyes watching saw the movement, and he understood.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
They were forced into the open, easy prey for the first lynx-eyed Mercutian.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
I watch the department that I once belonged to with the eye of a lynx.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
Then the round eyes of the lynxes shifted ever so little, while the bear's eyes never faltered.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Lynx-eyed, the scowling Murky waited.
"The Auto Boys' Mystery" by James A. Braden
The Grand Duke would sit, lynx-eyed, up in his box, and take this all in.
"Confessions of an Opera Singer" by Kathleen Howard
You can take Lynx-Eye's word for it.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
The saleswoman, watching her, lynx-eyed, smiled.
"Nancy of Paradise Cottage" by Shirley Watkins
The prisoner had the eye of a lynx and the scent of a bloodhound.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
In the direction of guilt, they were lynx-eyed.
"The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt" by David Miller DeWitt
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In poetry:

I cheated once; I made a private notch
In Heart-Queen's back, and kept a lynx-eyed watch;
Yet such another back
Deceived me in the pack:
"The Queen Of Hearts" by Christina Georgina Rossetti