from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A popular name of a Jamaican thrush, Turdus jamaicensis: so called from the whitish iris.—
  • n. A local name of the wall-eyed pike of the United States, Stizostedion vitreum, a pike-perch of the family Percidæ. See cut under pike-perch.


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  • My eyes started to get that glass-eye feeling, that weird sensation when the eyeballs are staring really hard and are incapable of focussing on anything, and the eyelids forget what it's like to blink.

    and home again, with appearance by knight in shining armour

  • The first lieutenant, or "glass-eye" as the men called him, went out at once on the forecastle, where a number of the hands, under the superintendence of Mr Hawser, the boatswain, were already engaged rigging the fish davit and overhauling the anchor gear, with Mr Bitpin and Morgan looking on to see that everything was done properly.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • -- _Gutta Serena_, commonly called glass-eye, is a species of blindness; the pupil is unusually dilated; it is immovable, bright, and glassy.

    Notes and Queries, Number 26, April 27, 1850

  • In the right-hand corner is a sort of cavern, the abode of some supernatural and mysterious being of the fiend or vampire school, who gives an occasional fitful start, and turns an ominous-looking green glass-eye out upon the spectators.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 430 Volume 17, New Series, March 27, 1852

  • Of course there were countless other things (such as having a glass-eye) but those are just the ones that stuck out.

  • "By jingo!" cried Mr Jellaby, who was now our first lieutenant, having gained a step by the promotion of our former chief officer, "glass-eye;" though most of the old officers who had sailed with me from England paid off in the ship with us, there having been few changes in our complement, whether through death, disease or desertion, beyond the losses we had experienced in our unsuccessful attack on the Taku Forts, and from the subsequent sickness we had aboard when we were up the Gulf of Pechili in the hot season.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • "glass-eye," our first lieutenant, who passed the word aft in the usual manner to the commander on the poop.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • "glass-eye" not half a bad chap "when we came to know him better."

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant


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