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 for squint
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squint \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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     5. To look with the eyes partly closed.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squint \Squint\ (skw[i^]nt), 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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squint \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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squint \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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  squint
      adj 1: (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or
             as if with doubt or suspicion or envy; "her eyes with
             their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen; "sidelong
             glances" [syn: askance, askant, asquint, squint,
             squint-eyed, squinty, sidelong]
      n 1: abnormal alignment of one or both eyes [syn: strabismus,
           squint]
      2: the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed
      v 1: cross one's eyes as if in strabismus; "The children
           squinted so as to scare each other" [syn: squint,
           squinch]
      2: be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus
      3: partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding
         light; "The driver squinted as the sun hit his windshield"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "squint":
     aberration, cast, circuitousness, cock the eye,
     convergent strabismus, cross-eye, cross-eyedness, crosswiseness,
     declination, deflection, deflexure, deviance, deviation,
     deviousness, diagonality, digression, divagation, divergence,
     esotropia, excursion, exotropia, goggle, heterotropia, indirection,
     indirectness, look askance, look asquint, nonconformity,
     obliqueness, obliquity, skew, skewness, squinch, squint the eye,
     strabismus, transverseness, upward strabismus, vagary, walleye
  
  

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