Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To look askance; squint; look cunningly and slyly at an object out of the corners of one's eyes.
  • n. A side glance; a quick, knowing look.

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Examples

  • "I jaloused his keeping his face frae us, and speaking wi 'a madelike voice, sae I e'en tried him wi' some tales o" lang syne; and when I spake o 'the brose, ye ken, he didna just laugh, -- he's ower grave for that nowadays, but he gae a gledge wi' his ee that I kend he took up what I said.

    Old Mortality, Volume 2.

  • “I jaloused his keeping his face frae us, and speaking wi’ a madelike voice, sae I e’en tried him wi’ some tales o” lang syne; and when I spake o’ the brose, ye ken, he didna just laugh, — he’s ower grave for that nowadays, but he gae a gledge wi’ his ee that I kend he took up what I said.

    Old Mortality

  • o lang syne; and when I spake o 'the brose, ye ken, he didna just laugh, -- he's ower grave for that nowadays, but he gae a gledge wi' his ee that I kend he took up what I said.

    Old Mortality, Complete

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  • a sidelong glance; a quick look

    November 8, 2008

  • To squint the eyes. (Luciferous Logolepsy)

    May 18, 2008