from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a white eye, or one which in some other respect, as texture or fixedness, is likened to glass or to a glass eye; wall-eyed; goggle-eyed.


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  • Those memories always end the same way, with me staring glass-eyed at the chalkboard and giggling whenever the teacher mentioned dangling participles.

    A gripe with grammar « Write Anything

  • Drown them drown them drown them in rum, flood them out at three in the morning to ashen glass-eyed faces.

    Ode to a Crow

  • And Ann herself has a defender in glass-eyed Clinton Tyree, formerly governor and now a vigilante-style nemesis to the developers who are turning Florida's wilderness into cinder blocks and asphalt.

    Carl Hiaasen's Hollywood comedy, "Star Island"

  • If you looked at a photo of the three instances of my face present at that moment of capture (mine, my jaw aching with something like anger; my face on the stole, a glass-eyed Edvard Munch caricature; and my living future face, the cheeks still fat but now scored with deep lines), I think you'd have to conclude that the captive looked most at peace.

    Never ask a sales person for advice

  • Not only does it feel right, but it feels genuine as, much like Cameron's success in Avatar's presentation of performance capture, the head-rigging captures every bit of an actor's performance, especially on the face, which avoids the glass-eyed, moving doll look that Robert Zemeckis can't seem to avoid.

    Spielberg Explains the Importance of Motion Capture for Tintin «

  •            A hard change, inhabiting these glass-eyed steel towers.


  • She tries to see her mother's face but all she can see is Kelly Chisolm's glass-eyed face looking her up and down.

    Memory Garden

  • With seven glass-eyed tramps and twenty beagles I hide

    2009 December 16 « Dunstan Carter – Poetry

  • A little while ago, Chris Columbus directed two agonizingly boring installments of the Harry Potter series, featuring mumbling actors who paced back and forth as if the director had never bothered to block them, a young Daniel Radcliffe who wandered around like a glass-eyed zombie, and choppy, underdeveloped storytelling.

    Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • What could possibly be worse than having to spend eternity in the company of ayatollahs, archbishops, pontiffs, preachers, and their legions of glass-eyed, po-faced acolytes?

    Who wants to go to a heaven full of clerical flotsam? « Anglican Samizdat


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