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roving eye

singular noun's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • McTurk ambled round the corner, with a roving eye on all possible horizons.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
  • On the other hand, the quick, roving eye of the scout seldom rested.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • By accident I cast my roving eye On one of them,—and with a hasty glance She met my gaze.

    Early Plays Henrik Ibsen
  • His roving eye saw the shark as it rose for the second time.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • They covered a mile this way, when Maurice's roving eye discovered moving shadows, perhaps half a mile in advance.

    The Puppet Crown Harold MacGrath
  • He was a short, square man, with a brisk manner and a roving eye.

    Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb
  • His keen, roving eye had descried a motionless figure at the mouth of the alley.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • How is it that Elizabeth's roving eye has not yet hit upon himself?

    Alas! Rhoda Broughton

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