One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having long, narrow eyes, or eyes narrowed by squinting.‘he gave me a slit-eyed look’‘she stared, slit-eyed, down the length of the gun’
- ‘With slit-eyed weasels like that running around, who needs the the competition?’
- ‘She glared at the old woman through a slit-eyed gaze, keeping her mouth closed to refrain from showing her teeth.’
- ‘Stock villains tend to be swarthy, towel-headed terrorists or slit-eyed, buck-toothed guerrillas.’
- ‘Kelch's blue eyes widened for a moment before crunching up in a slit-eyed glare.’
- ‘The baseball cap with the brim turned to the popular position, the slit-eyed glance, the vulpine lope - weak and comical creatures.’
- ‘‘I can't,’ I lied, unsure of why I lied only that it slid off my tongue like so many slit-eyed snakes.’
- ‘The feldspar statue keeps intent, slit-eyed watch over a tomb.’
- ‘‘Don't start without me,’ he said, grinning slit-eyed at Harkol.’
- ‘Then, her eyes fell back into that scowl, that evil little slit-eyed look, trying to be somewhat intimidating and still failing.’
- ‘And two armored knights with slit-eyed helmets lashed out at each other with leaden swords (carefully shadowed by other dancers to make sure they didn't fall off the stage).’
- ‘For me ‘the strong, silent type’ conjures up images of slit-eyed Clint Eastwood, mumbling a few well chosen syllables before dispatching some low-life to oblivion with his enormous gun.’
- ‘Lempicka, with helmet and gauntlets, but over-lipsticked, has her eye on the road in slit-eyed girlish triumph.’
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