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fish-eyed

Slang definitions & phrases for fish-eyed

fish-eyed

adjective

Cold, staring, and inhuman •The dated form is fishy-eyed: have to persuade a fish-eyed insurance claims adjustor (1836+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • There's old man Bloom, a short, squatty, fish-eyed old pirate with a complexion like sour dough.

  • Here lies a chap-fallen, fish-eyed image, chilling already into clay, and stiffening in every joint.

    J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • I tackles the agent with a proposition that Battou should work out the back rent, but he's a fish-eyed gink.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • The feeling of the company appeared to be with the fish-eyed young man.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome

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