Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having white eyes—that is, eyes in which the iris is white or color less.
“Fancy yelled at the white-eyed thing standing before her.”
“His wonderful "Boat Poem" celebrates both ship-building and the kind of seaworthy art he admires:And having in their swerving planks and the point of their bowsthe never-enough-to-be-praisedauthority of a great tradition, the sea-shapesimple and true like a vase, something that stays too in the carved head of an eagleor that white-eyed wooden hound crying up beneath the bowsprit.”
“But what of Goldman Sachs, the ostensible target of this white-eyed vigilantism?”
“Important breeding wetland species include marbled teal Marmaronetta angustirostris (VU,35), white-headed duck Oxyura leucocephala (EN,400, which nest mainly in artificial ponds in surrounding areas), white-eyed pochard Aythya niroca (VU), purple gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio and crested coot Fulica cristata.”
“These include the near-endemic white-eyed prinia Prinia leontica (VU), the grey-winged robinchat Cossypha polioptera, lemon dove Columba larvata, Sharp's apalis Apalis sharpei, whitenecked rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus (VU) and Nimba flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae (VU), A detailed account of birds in Liberian Nimba is given in Coston & Curry-Lindahl (1986).”
“There were strange, white-eyed men and women standing in the river, and they rocked the wicker man along with the current.”
“He sits back in the oarless boat as other dead faces emerge, all white-eyed and wide-mouthed, with fatally wounded necks below them.”
“The sense of the meeting seemed to be, oh, hoity-toity miss, and the leader of the opposition said no doubt she would want to marry the white-eyed villain ... you understand that I give you the gist of the conversation, so well as I heard and understood it.”
“Among the numerous bird species found here are the prothonotary warbler, white-eyed vireo, wood duck, yellow-billed cuckoo, Louisiana waterthrush, and all the species found in the Southeastern Mixed Forest.”
“Usually the tanagers stay down in the creek woods--but I've seen several bird species in the yard that I've seen before only down in the woods: white-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, painted bunting, and now, the tanager.”
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