from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An artificial eye fashioned of glass.
- n. An eye whose iris is whitish, pale, or colorless.
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- n. An artificial eye, not necessarily made from glass, intended to replace a missing eye.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. prosthesis consisting of an artificial eye made of glass
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When I pulled to a stop at a traffic light I looked around for my reflection in the windows of buildings, my forty-dollar-trimmed hair, my tailored suit, my glass eye and sunglasses — near-perfection encased in a black BMW.
There were plenty of other people who lived lives just as eccentric as these: Monsieur Jules, the Roumanian, who had a glass eye and would not admit it, Furex the Limousin stonemason, Roucolle the miser — he died before my time, though — old Laurent the rag-merchant, who used to copy his signature from a slip of paper he carried in his pocket.