Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A modest, diffident look; a loving glance; -- commonly in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See sheep's eye, under sheep.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In the next place, it enables you to give one of the young ladies a sheep's-eye in the mirror while the others present are left where

    An Epoch in History

  • The superior nerve of women in all matters connected with love, from the casting of the first sheep's-eye down to the end of the honeymoon, is too well acknowledged to need comment.

    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

  • His mother did warn him beforehand, saying, "When thou dost look upon her, cast a sheep's-eye, and say, 'How do ye, sweet pigsnie?'"

    The Book of Noodles Stories of Simpletons; or, Fools and Their Follies

  • Julia if I didn't say so to her before I ever knew of your casting a sheep's-eye that way.

    The Small House at Allington

  • Instead of the recklessness of course, such as seems to have distinguished the conduct of our present subject -- instead of his loose indulgences -- his smart, licentious speeches -- the sheep's-eye glances, right and left, which he was but too prone to bestow, without prudence or precaution, whenever he walked among the fair sisters -- he, the said

    Charlemont; Or, the Pride of the Village. a Tale of Kentucky

  • Yes, there they sit; and others, perhaps, besides Fitz have cast a sheep's-eye through those enormous plate-glass windowpanes.

    A Little Dinner at Timmin's

  • We were married from my mother's house, who would insist upon that at any rate, and the nine girls acted as bridesmaids; ay! and Gus Hoskins came from town express to be my groomsman, and had my old room at my mother's, and stayed with her for a week, and cast a sheep's-eye upon Miss Winny

    The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • "On returning from the Quai de Billy, I cast a sheep's-eye upon a barge fastened to the quay near the Invalides Bridge.

    Mysteries of Paris — Volume 02

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