from The Century Dictionary.
- Having eyes suited for seeing well at night; sharp-eyed; nyctalopic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Capable of seeing at night; sharp-eyed.
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In this version, he came down with smallpox, was abandoned, and nursed back to health by a Mexican woman who had been a captive herself the “night-eyed” “Aztec” beauty.
In another completely made-up “historical” account that appeared in many places, her younger brother and fellow captive, John Parker, courts a “night-eyed” “Aztec” beauty, a captive herself, whiling away the idle hours in amorous talk.
Galina smiled, a sliver of teeth in night-eyed sternness.
And even if he did so, he could not go far on the guarded road beyond: not even the black shadows, lying deep where the red glow could not reach, would shield him long from the night-eyed orcs.
He did not know of the soft-footed, night-eyed creatures of prey -- the fox, the lynx, the fisher-cat, the mink and the ermine, nor of the round-eyed, feathered murderers in the tree-tops -- yet that same something told him they were out there among the shadows, under the luring glow of the moon.