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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Argus-eyed

\AR-guhs-ide\ , adjective;
1.
Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted.
Quotes:
Yet other eyes were on me, and Kat, my Argus-eyed defender, never failed to notice them.
-- Rosalind Miles, I, Elizabeth: A Novel
Even the foliage at the Stork is apt to conceal a celebrity, as Argus-eyed star-gazers discovered the other night when they peeked behind three carefully combed fronds and found writer Ernest Hemingway, actor Monty Woolley and sculptor Jo Davidson.
-- Ralph Blumenthal, Stork Club
This flag was immediately spotted by the Argus-eyed Intelligence Service and the Admiralty found time to send a frogman, at high tide, to haul it down again.
-- Nancy Mitford, Don't Tell Alfred
Origin:
One who is Argus-eyed is as observant as Argus, a hundred-eyed monster from Greek mythology.
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