from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of two or more species of American fresh-water fishes of the family Centrarchidæ, esp. Chænobryttus antistius, of Lake Michigan and adjacent waters, and Ambloplites rupestris, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley; -- so called from their prominent eyes.
- n. The goggler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prominent squinting or staring eye.
- n. Squinting; strabismus.
- n. The rock-bass, a centrarchid fish.
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- n. of Atlantic coastal waters; commonly used for bait
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Not long ago I was wading a local river for smallmouth and mixed in with the day's catch were a bunch of chunky rock bass (a.k.a. redeye, goggle-eye and rock perch).
It's basically a big spring creek, and the brown trout, rainbow trout smallmouth bass, and goggle-eye fishing is epic, and the scenery is amazing.
Families of Negroes were cane fishing in the shallows for goggle-eye perch and bullheads.
We fished until almost dinnertime, then cleaned and scraped our stringer of bluegill, goggle-eye perch, and sacalait in the sluice of water from the windmill.
As Head Six and Head Baltar walk down Times Square, a goggle-eye blue-barred pigeon flies onto Baltar's shoulder and perches there . . .
For some reason, I thought Ed "Big Daddy" Roth had created the Weird-Ohs, those hot rod driving, goggle-eye, leering monsters clutching oversized shiftsticks.
Any pet store contains goggle-eye, big-cheeked goldfish by the bowlful.
It gazed back at him with one expressionless goggle-eye, and steadfastly refused to disappear like an obedient hallucination.
My father and I had fished and hunted all over the Atchafalaya when I was a boy, and even on a breezy spring day like this we knew how to catch bull bream and goggle-eye perch when nobody else would catch them.
The air was purple, swallows covered the sky, and a wind had come up and was blowing the insects back into the flooded trees so that the bream and sunfish and goggle-eye perch were feeding deep in the shadows.