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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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Bao, "Focus improvement of highly squinted data based on azimuth nonlinear scaling," IEEE Trans.
Jin, "A novel imaging approach for high resolution squinted spotlight SAR based on the deramping-based technique and azimuth NLCS principle," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol.
In this paper, properties of the azimuth spectrum and the azimuth spectral folding phenomenon in the squinted spotlight SAR are analyzed.
In Section 2, a brief description of the imaging geometry in the squinted spotlight mode is given and the properties of the azimuth spectrum are analyzed.
The planar imaging geometry of the squinted spotlight mode is shown in Fig.
Because the analysis is focused on the azimuth signal properties of the squinted spotlight mode, the azimuth signal component is mainly considered in the following [8].
From the rect[*] function in equation (4), the total bandwidth of the squinted spotlight SAR can be obtained as below:
2 : to cause (an eye) to partly close <I squinted my eyes in the bright sunlight.>
Bao, "Focus improvement of highly squinted data based on azimuth nonlinear scaling," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol.
First, by exactly analyzing the characteristics of the spectral folding phenomenon of the squinted spotlight SAR, the linear range walk correction (LRWC) is applied as a preprocessing step for the Doppler centroid correction.
By this preprocessing, the traditional deramping-based azimuth coarse focusing for squinted spotlight SAR is derived in Section 3.
Figure 1 shows the geometry of squinted spotlight SAR in the slant range plane.
From (4), we can find that, compared to the squinted stripmap SAR, the 2D spectrum of the squinted spotlight SAR has an extra azimuth-dependent shift.