from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having eyes like an owl's.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having eyes like an owl's; seeing best in the night.


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  • As the carriage approached, the driver stared, owl-eyed, at the Vanquisher.

    End of Time

  • I just stare, owl-eyed, until somewhere, something catches on.

    Birthdays for the brain dead « Lab Kat

  • Early on, I nearly had to call for an ambulance, such was the force of my laughter convulsion when I saw the owl-eyed horror in Rupert Everett's face as he suddenly appreciated the reality of being in a room with Piers Morgan and Alastair Campbell.

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  • Nevertheless, in the world of the dull rich — those who hold their own by might of possession, conformity, owl-eyed sobriety, and ignorance — Bevy Fleming had become persona non grata.

    The Titan

  • He chuckled to himself at the various images mention of his vocation engendered among members of both sexes: everything from dashing world-traveling entrepreneur to stultifyingly dull owl-eyed accountant.

    Lost And Found

  • Dimly I heard someone murmur, “Blessed are the dead that the rain falls on,” and then the owl-eyed man said “Amen to that,” in a brave voice.

    The Great Gatsby

  • I could have sworn I heard the owl-eyed man break into ghostly laughter.

    The Great Gatsby

  • A stout, middle-aged man, with enormous owl-eyed spectacles, was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table, staring with unsteady concentration at the shelves of books.

    The Great Gatsby

  • "Anybody in here eighteen?" she asks the owl-eyed teenagers.

    Land of the Blind

  • Connie Logan, owl-eyed behind her thick glasses and dressed as outlandishly as ever in bits and pieces of various costumes she'd been testing when the call had gone out, stood crammed into one corner, trying not to jab anybody with the pins sticking out of her clothes.

    Ripping Time


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