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Definition of asquint

: with the eye directed to one side, obliquely, or squintingly as if with distorted vision or as if to peer or glance furtively or slyly when he … speaks falsely, the eye is muddy and sometimes asquint— R. W. Emerson

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“Asquint.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asquint. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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