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.

    Land of the Blind

  • 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.

    Down and Out in Paris and London


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  • brill!

    July 4, 2009

  • as in 'he could talk a glass eye to sleep'

    July 4, 2009