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glass eye

[glas ahy, glahs ahy for 1; glas ahy, glahs ahy for 2] /ˈglæs ˈaɪ, ˈglɑs ˈaɪ for 1; ˈglæs ˌaɪ, ˈglɑs ˌaɪ for 2/
any of various fish, birds, etc., having eyes with a glassy or milky appearance.
Origin of glass eye
1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • She felt as if she were looking at a princess, when Lily made glass-eye spin round the room.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • glass-eye did not ask that, would have given her other eye to serve Miss Lily.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • And Lily put out her hand to lay hold of a boot; but glass-eye was gone.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • glass-eye, my handkerchief,” Lily broke in, suspecting an invitation to supper.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • And poor glass-eye attended to the bike, at the risk of putting out her other eye.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • glass-eye frightened off the admirers with her fixed 232 stare.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • To-morrow,” she said to glass-eye, “to-morrow I will fetch my bike.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • Did I not myself propose to glass-eye to procure them a true chase?

    The Prairie Flower Gustave Aimard
  • glass-eye knows all: he would have told my brother the hunter.

    The Prairie Flower Gustave Aimard
  • She would have liked some one to console her, to talk softly to her, as glass-eye Maud used to do.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
British Dictionary definitions for glass-eye

glass eye

an artificial eye made of glass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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glass-eye in Medicine

glass eye n.

  1. An artificial eye fashioned of glass.

  2. An eye whose iris is whitish, pale, or colorless.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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