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cockeyed

(ˈkɑkɑɪd)
mod. crazy. Who came up with this cockeyed idea, anyway?
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If the nuts are not seated or tightened right, the cab sits cockeyed.
Life can be amusing if you are willing to look at it a little cockeyed.
Although most patches are necessary, they're not without occasional problems that can disable an application or make your computer act cockeyed.
We know why ``Man of La Mancha'' has been such a crowd-pleasing war horse for lo these many years: The music rouses, a vocally well-endowed baritone gets to unleash some quite familiar songs, and the audience's collective cockeyed optimist is satiated.
Put the keys in any cockeyed configuration you want, assign functions to them, and see if you can do better than the interface engineers.
Maybe I'm a cockeyed optimist," Mr Monks said, explaining that the situation is not all as gloomy as it seems, and not totally one-way either.
The artist, accepting the limitations of his own technique, has produced a series of "preparatory" drawings and several finished decoys that distort the owl's features from expressionistically anxious one moment to cubistically cockeyed the next.
I am not in favour of killing any animal, but the law is completely cockeyed in this case.
With repeated listenings, however, several of these tracks yield tremendous pleasures: "Real Time," with its unusual but tasteful use of electronic delay and its modal harmonic structure, sounds like a felicitous cross between Bill Frisell and Bill Laswell; "Hammer Damage," with its tritone licks, its cockeyed rhythms, and its eventual slide into improvisatory bedlam, sounds more and more logical the more you listen to it.
Ever know the world was cockeyed, but couldn't explain why?
of Springfield, Illinois, who received that cockeyed expression when he convinced the Sangamon County Court to change his name.
Cemlyn Davies, head boy at Aberystwyth's Ysgol Penweddig, was astonished when this cockeyed argument was put to him.
They may think that even Bush's cockeyed plan will provide enough of a boost.
The prefigured world seems to be one where our expectations don't match that reality, where we're not getting it right, as in the poem "Stargazing," where Uncle Charles "points to the pattern of / bullet holes in the walls / (like) some / cockeyed farmer / from Kandiyohi / County / in central Minnesota / showing his / nephew / the constellation Orion / when in fact / he is pointing / to Ursa / the bear.
The Crime Studio is a comic-noir tour-de-force in which otherwise trite hardboiler elements are the raw materials for Aylett's cockeyed take on genre fiction.