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Squint (skwĭnt), a. [Cf. D. schuinte a slope, schuin, schuinsch, sloping, oblique, schuins slopingly. Cf. Askant, Askance, Asquint.] 1. Looking obliquely. Specifically: (Med.), not having the optic axes coincident; -- said of the eyes. See Squint, n., 2.
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2. Fig.: Looking askance.Squint suspicion.” Milton.
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Squint, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Squinting.] 1. To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance.
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Some can squint when they will. Bacon.
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2. (Med.) To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; to be cross-eyed.
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3. To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
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4. To have an indirect bearing, reference, or implication; to have an allusion to, or inclination towards, something.

Yet if the following sentence means anything, it is a squinting toward hypnotism. The Forum.
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5. To look with the eyes partly closed.
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Squint, v. t. 1. To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as, to squint an eye.
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2. To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.
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He . . . squints the eye, and makes the harelid. Shak.
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Squint, n. 1. The act or habit of squinting.
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2. (Med.) A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus.
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3. (Arch.) Same as Hagioscope.
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