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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 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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Her squint was quite profound when she was tiny and it takes time to correct it.
It was the second time The Daily Squint had landed the TES title, previously clinching the award in 2003.
And she admits she can't imagine how different her life might have turned out if her parents hadn't pushed doctors for her to have the squint repaired.
The benefits of electronic measurement for squint may be clear, but Dr Barnard highlighted other key areas in which the Eye Check can make, and has already made, an impact.
Consult your doctor as soon as possible if the squint persists after three months.
The squint in your right eye is not the reason you are not getting a girlfriend - you say yourself it's only visible when not wearing contacts.
Joel first began suffering from a squint in November 2010.
Now, as for digital watches, why squint when you're trying to see what time it is?
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.
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.
Think Cindy Crawford and then squint a lot) and I haven't had any (proposals) since I reached for the bleach.