Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having sore eyes.
  • Having orbital caruncles, as if sores: as, the sore-eyed pigeon. See cut under sheathbill.

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  • adj. having sore eyes; suffering from pinkeye or conjunctivitis

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Examples

  • Many a poor sore-eyed student that I have heard of would grow faster, both intellectually and physically, if, instead of sitting up so very late, he honestly slumbered a fool's allowance.

    Walking

  • "Ruth is always picking up the sore-eyed kittens."

    Ruth Fielding At College or The Missing Examination Papers

  • An attendant was tenderly bandaging the blinking lids of a sore-eyed duck: another was feeding a blind crow, who, it must be confessed, looked here very much like some fat member of the New York Ring cunningly availing himself of the more toothsome rations in the sick ward of the penitentiary.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876

  • But when it comes to sleeping in the same room with six sore-eyed kittens and in the same bed with a mangy street dog, I think something should be done about it.

    Rosemary

  • "Of course, you'd pick up some sore-eyed kitten," complained Ann Hicks.

    Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures Or, Helping the Dormitory Fund

  • There were old men with long, white, patriarchal beards flowing over their dirty black gowns; there were younger men with peaked black caps and long black beards; and there were women who had pushed back their black shawls for air, and who held sore-eyed, whining babies listlessly on their knees.

    Trapped in 'Black Russia' Letters June-November 1915

  • Many of the streets are a good deal less than six feet wide, the houses are completely windowless, and sore-eyed children cluster everywhere in unbelievable numbers, like clouds of flies.

    Marrakech

  • An enormous flask of water hung from the roof in slings, but there was no food in sight and we were all of us ravenously hungry as well as sore-eyed from lack of sleep.

    Jimgrim

  • Many a poor, sore-eyed student that I have heard of would grow faster, both intellectually and physically, if, instead of sitting up so very late, he honestly slumbered a foolÂ’s allowance.

    Walking

  • The steps usually are crowded with dirty, quarreling children and a sore-eyed cat or two.

    The Enchanted Canyon

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