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squint like a bag of nails

To squint one's eyes severely. She definitely needs glasses—she's been squinting like a bag of nails all day.
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squint at (someone or something)

To purse one's eyelids half-shut while looking at someone or something. If you squint at Sarah, you might just mistake her for her mother. I've been squinting at this fine print for nearly 10 minutes trying to read it all.
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squint out (of) (something)

To purse one's eyelids half-shut while looking outward through an eye, opening, or apparatus. It was so steamy in the room that I spent the whole time squinting out of foggy glasses. She squinted out the window, trying to catch a glimpse of the movie star in the dazzling sunshine. My left eye is totally blind, so if I forget to wear my glasses, I have to squint out of my right eye to see anything at all.
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squint at someone or something

to look at someone or something with the eyes partly closed. (When squinting, the eyes are partly closed by pressing the upper and lower eyelids toward one another.) Why are you squinting at me? I had to squint at the small print in order to read it.
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squint out of something

1. to cast one's gaze from something, such as a place of concealment, with one's eyes partly closed. The prisoner squinted out of the little hatch in the door to his cell. You could see that many people were squinting out of the windows, trying to get a good view of the movie star who was visiting.
2. to cast one's gaze through something, such as glasses, one eye, etc., with one's eyes partly closed. she squinted out of one eye in the bright sun. Tony squinted out of his glasses and his mother decided that he needed to have his eyes checked again.
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Speaking about her squint Quintin said: "I never really noticed the squint and so was surprised by the diagnosis, although my brother and grandmother had vision problems and I felt that my eyes were always tired, Now, I can see properly and it is an incredible feeling; I work in the visual arts, theatre and TV, making good vision essential for my work.
Explaining Lady Louise's condition, the countess - wife of Edward, Earl of Wessex, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's youngest son - told the Sunday Express: "Premature babies can often have squints because the eyes are the last thing in the baby package to really be finalised.
Lauren Wallace from Yarm School with the Daily Squint, the school |newspaper which won a Times Education Supplement competition
For Dr Barnard, while there is potential for its use in other conditions, the impact the Eye Check could have on catching squint at a young age remains a priority.
The azimuth preprocessing step proposed in this paper, which adds an operation of spectrum replicating and filtering to traditional TSPA, is to resolve the aliased Doppler spectrum due to the squint angle and azimuth beam steering.
Stop fixating on girls, stop worrying about your squint.
Joel first began suffering from a squint in November 2010.
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has found that six year old kids with a squint are significantly less likely to be invited to birthday parties than their peers with normally aligned eyes.
Dispatching Their beers betimes before they lose That cool talent to refresh, two Wild-haired island-hoppers squint in Hope of ferry - the brilliant Bay lasers through cheap shades, their newspaper's Big print and pictures woo Back attention.
This term is derived from the Greek word strabismos: 'to squint, to look obliquely or askance.
In a world-first, British IVF doctors are genetically screening embryos for a couple to ensure that any baby they have will not inherit a squint.
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho (AFPN) -- With sand whipping across your face and sweat dripping down your forehead, you squint through the scope at the enemy target.
My baby is nine months' old and he seems to have a squint.
AA LAZY eye happens when a squint has not been recognised and corrected early.
Think Cindy Crawford and then squint a lot) and I haven't had any (proposals) since I reached for the bleach.