from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Watchful; fearful.
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But instead of the domestic vision he expected, the face of the little Welsh soldier, hare-eyed, shadowy, pinched and dark and pitiful, started up with such disturbing vividness that he opened his eyes again at once.
But when from the jury box his eyes fell once more on the hare-eyed figure in the dock, he had his worst moment yet.
Light Louvet glances hare-eyed, not hare-hearted: only virtuous
The man who reeked of Dettol and spent years crouched on his haunches by the football shelves furiously eviscerating each Breedon club complete record and jotting down his finds, or the hare-eyed chap with the roll-up permanently wedged behind his ear who would badger the staff to open each incoming box from a particular publisher with the rather disarming cry of "Anything fresh?"