at gaze

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at gaze

  1. (chiefly heraldry) Gazing; standing so as to stare (especially of deer).
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      Lord John was standing at gaze with his finger on the trigger of his elephant-gun, his eager hunter's soul shining from his fierce eyes.
    • 1955, William Golding, The Inheritors, Faber and Faber 2005, p. 52:
      They were prick-eared animals, roused by her voice from their business and standing now at gaze.