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skwint

  • n  abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
  • n  the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed
  • v  cross one's eyes as if in strabismus
    The children squinted so as to scare each other
  • v  be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus
  • v  partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light
    The driver squinted as the sun hit his windshield
  • s  (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy

  • A master of the genre contends that it boasts an impressive predictive track record if you squint hard and ignore most of the evidence.
  • A master of the genre contends that it boasts an impressive predictive track record -- if you squint hard and ignore most of the evidence.
  • Depending on which wrinkles you go after, you might not be able to frown or raise your eyebrows or squint.
News & Articles

  • Robinson heats up the Flying L
    The summer sun warms more than a golfer’s heart. Firm grips and eyes that squint into bright summer skies replace stiff, cold fingers and eyes that water in the icy, dry winds of winter. Players no lo
    June 13, 2013 - Bandera Bulletin
  • How Star Trek Explains the NSA
    Deep Space Nine features Section 31, a mysterious intelligence agency and special-ops team that, when you squint, resembles the U.S. National Security Agency in its opacity.        
    June 11, 2013 - The Atlantic
Quotes

  • Craig Raine in Independent
    Raine said: "Eagleton didn't like my study of TS Eliot either, nor did Tom Paulin. Now Eagleton doesn't like my novel. This is because he is reading it with a squint - from where I have poked him in the eye in the past."
  • Brad Soderberg in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Yes, I would have to squint to envision that, because his body just wasn't right,SLU coach Brad Soderberg said. "He was tall enough, and he had good hands, but as I've said many times, he was fleshy. He wasn't trim. He's come a long way."

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