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ox-eyed

[oks-ahyd] /ˈɒksˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
having large, round eyes similar to those of an ox.
Origin of ox-eyed
1615-1625
1615-25; ox + eyed
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  • His companion was an ox-eyed lad, whom I ordered to the look-out while Peter and I went over the lists.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • Stolid and ox-eyed, they stepped from their doorways into the narrow paths or upon the soft grass of the streets.

  • He loves the idol he serves, and prays day and night that his frenzy may be fed, and that the ox-eyed may smile on her votary.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • If the term "ox-eyed" ever applied to humanity, it is appropriate to the Maori women, who possess this one feature in perfection.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
  • The ox-eyed women gazed at him with shy admiration, for his type drew them.

  • ox-eyed Daisies may be used for a luncheon-table decoration very effectively.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • It is of quite desirable to keep hotels and be with that Juno—that ox-eyed Juno.

  • Peggy let fall the ox-eyed daisy whose petals she had been counting, and turned toward him in dismay.

    Peggy Owen and Liberty Lucy Foster Madison
  • A mighty bunch of trailing ferns, starred with furry azure flowers and ox-eyed daisies, was fastened from her neck to her girdle.

  • With wide, unseeing eyes she stared at a patch of green grass in front of her where ox-eyed daisies grew like golden stars.

    Peggy Owen and Liberty Lucy Foster Madison
British Dictionary definitions for ox-eyed

ox-eyed

adjective
1.
having large round eyes, like those of an ox
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Word Origin and History for ox-eyed
adj.

1620s, from ox + eye (n.).

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