from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shade for the eyes.


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  • Sorry, folks, but budget-balancing is the work of dour, green eye-shade scowlers.

    Lining the toe

  • Conservatives like to bask in the warm glow of that optimism, having shed with relief the heavy burden of the green eye-shade.

    Lining the toe

  • Sisman quotes a note of his to an admirer: "I ought to sit, night and day, in the Bodleian library or the Public Record Office, 'with learned dust besprent' ... wearing an eye-shade over my nose and munching a periodic dry bun, in order, by my copying of earlier copyists, to earn my place in some future Dunciad."

    In praise of losers

  • He is very knowledgeable about budget matters without sounding like a green eye-shade guy.

    Rep. Peter King interview (Part 2)

  • So given my green eye-shade mentality, when I see a $160 mil price tag I'm stunned.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • No one was in the hotbox of a waiting room but an elderly man wearing sleeve garters and an eye-shade who was poking viciously at the innards of a paralyzed electric fan.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • But now the lodgers began to look at each other, and then all eyes were turned at once on Mlle. Michonneau, a thin, shriveled, dead-alive, mummy-like figure, crouching by the stove; her eyes were downcast, as if she feared that the green eye-shade could not shut out the expression of those faces from her.

    Father Goriot

  • He rose quickly and approached her in surprise, removing his eye-shade.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • They were sitting at different ends of the room, each wearing a green eye-shade and writing by a solitary desk light.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • "He's quiet," she said, and the adjective which she was the first to use stuck like a schoolboy name, till I heard even Vigot use it, sitting there with his green eye-shade, telling me of Pyle's death.

    The Quiet American


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