To blear the eye of
Blear Blear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bleared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blearing}.] [OE. bleren; cf. Dan. plire to blink, Sw. plira to twinkle, wink, LG. plieren; perh. from the same root as E. blink. See {Blink}, and cf. {Blur}.] To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To obscure (mental or moral perception); to blind; to hoodwink. [1913 Webster]

That tickling rheums Should ever tease the lungs and blear the sight. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{To blear the eye of}, to deceive; to impose upon. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Blear — Blear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bleared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blearing}.] [OE. bleren; cf. Dan. plire to blink, Sw. plira to twinkle, wink, LG. plieren; perh. from the same root as E. blink. See {Blink}, and cf. {Blur}.] To make somewhat sore or watery …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blear — Blear, a. [See {Blear}, v.] 1. Dim or sore with water or rheum; said of the eyes. [1913 Webster] His blear eyes ran in gutters to his chin. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing or caused by dimness of sight; dim. [1913 Webster] Power to cheat the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bleared — Blear Blear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bleared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blearing}.] [OE. bleren; cf. Dan. plire to blink, Sw. plira to twinkle, wink, LG. plieren; perh. from the same root as E. blink. See {Blink}, and cf. {Blur}.] To make somewhat sore or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blearing — Blear Blear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bleared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blearing}.] [OE. bleren; cf. Dan. plire to blink, Sw. plira to twinkle, wink, LG. plieren; perh. from the same root as E. blink. See {Blink}, and cf. {Blur}.] To make somewhat sore or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Presentment — Pre*sent ment, n. 1. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation. Upon the heels of my presentment. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Setting forth to view; delineation; appearance; representation; exhibition. [1913 Webster] Power… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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