wall-eyed perch
Wall-eye Wall"-eye`, n. [See {Wall-eyed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; -- said usually of horses. --Booth. [1913 Webster]

Note: Jonson has defined wall-eye to be ``a disease in the crystalline humor of the eye; glaucoma.'' But glaucoma is not a disease of the crystalline humor, nor is wall-eye a disease at all, but merely a natural blemish. --Tully. In the north of England, as Brockett states, persons are said to be wall-eyed when the white of the eye is very large and distorted, or on one side. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An American fresh-water food fish ({Stizostedion vitreum}) having large and prominent eyes; -- called also {glasseye}, {pike perch}, {yellow pike}, and {wall-eyed perch}. (b) A California surf fish ({Holconotus argenteus}). (c) The alewife; -- called also {wall-eyed herring}. [1913 Webster]


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  • wall-eyed herring — Wall eye Wall eye , n. [See {Wall eyed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; said usually of horses. Booth. [1913 Webster] Note: Jonson has defined wall eye to be a disease in the crystalline… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wall-eyed — a. [Icel. valdeyg[eth]r, or vagleygr; fr. vagl a beam, a beam in the eye (akin to Sw. vagel a roost, a perch, a sty in the eye) + eygr having eyes (from auga eye). See {Eye}.] Having an eye of a very light gray or whitish color. Booth. [1913 Web …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wall-eyed surfperch — išsprogtakis gyvavedis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hyperprosopon argenteum angl. China pompano; silver perch; wall eyed surfperch rus. серебристая пучеглазая эмбиотока ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Wall-eye — n. [See {Wall eyed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; said usually of horses. Booth. [1913 Webster] Note: Jonson has defined wall eye to be a disease in the crystalline humor of the eye; glauc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wall-eye — n. 1 a an eye with a streaked or opaque white iris. b an eye squinting outwards. 2 an American perch, Stizostedion vitreum, with large prominent eyes. Derivatives: wall eyed adj. Etymology: back form. f. wall eyed: ME f. ON vagleygr f. vagl… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wall eye — n. large eyed North American fish of the perch family; condition of having a light colored eye or a whitish ring around the iris of the eye; condition of having an eye or eyes that turn outward (Ophthalmology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pike perch — Wall eye Wall eye , n. [See {Wall eyed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; said usually of horses. Booth. [1913 Webster] Note: Jonson has defined wall eye to be a disease in the crystalline… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pike perch — Pike Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver perch — išsprogtakis gyvavedis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hyperprosopon argenteum angl. China pompano; silver perch; wall eyed surfperch rus. серебристая пучеглазая эмбиотока ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • glasseye — Wall eye Wall eye , n. [See {Wall eyed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; said usually of horses. Booth. [1913 Webster] Note: Jonson has defined wall eye to be a disease in the crystalline… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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