gimlet-eyed

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gimlet-eyed (comparative more gimlet-eyed, superlative most gimlet-eyed)

  1. Having piercing eyes, sharp-sighted.
    • 1814, Sir Walter Scott, Waverley
      'D--n her gooseberry wig,' said the corporal, when she was out of hearing, 'that gimlet-eyed jade -- mother adjutant, as we call her -- is a greater plague to the regiment than provost-marshal, ...