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adverb & adjective
With a glance to one side or from the corner of the eyes:[as adverb] ‘a woman looked asquint at me’
- ‘And Peter, tie askew and eyes asquint, still looks as right in the role as the cigar that he occasionally lights but rarely puffs looks between his teeth.’
Middle English: perhaps from a- ‘on’ + a Low German or Dutch word related to modern Dutch schuinte slant.
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