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  • n. Plural form of squint.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of squint.


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  • Monday night was a great night for the League of Themselves: Summer Glau rode the train with the four "squints" of 'The Big Bang Theory', and in the premiere of 'Castle', "Master of the Macabre" Rick Castle played poker with fellow scribes James Patterson and Stephen J. Cannell.

    Archive 2009-03-08

  • One other small problem -- Boreanz is so filthily likable in this role, when the scientists "squints" unload the snark, you hate them for dumping on the one guy you like in the show.


  • (Incidentally that would be why in intelligence circles, satellite analysts are called "squints".)

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • (or "squints" as they're often called) at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab include earthy and bawdy Angela Montenegro, who's created a unique way to render an original crime scene in a three-dimensional computer image; Dr. Jack Hodgins, who's an expert on insects, spores and minerals, but conspiracy is his hobby; and Brennan's boss Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan, who replaced Dr. Daniel Goodman after the first season.


  • After the song, everyone moves to the couches in the living room and after a few minutes of gentle urging by her mother, Amber folds her arms on her chest and squints her eyes closed as she says a short and somewhat incomprehensible prayer.

    American Grace

  • Meetings would be called, consultations held and eventually decisions taken that may or may not baffle the recipients of the state's solicitousness: ie, a pier to nowhere which if from a distance a bemused observer squints his eyes while gazing at the otherwise stunning scene could, just barely, rid the hulk from consciousness for a second or two.

    Mexico's endless Pacific beach: sun, surf, sand, seafood and solitude

  • Cora cranes her chicken neck and squints until a look of recognition settles on her leathery face.

    Soul Trapper

  • At a table in a musty café in downtown Albany, Mr. Tilly squints through a rain-spattered window to see the brick apartment building across the street that Mr. Julien wants to buy.

    Banker Darts Around Loan Gridlock

  • In her 2011 book, "Started Early, Took My Dog," the fourth in the series, Brodie squints and struggles to recognize people because his eyesight is diminished.

    The (Really) Long Goodbye

  • As opposed to a strong national government as he had been to British "tyranny," Henry claimed that a coup d 'é tat was in progress and said that the proposed constitution "squints towards monarchy."

    What He Saw at the Revolution


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  • When a mommy squid has five baby squids, all at the same time. One more little squidlet than is implied by squads.

    March 26, 2008