squinch


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Synonyms for squinch

to peer with the eyes partly closed

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Synonyms for squinch

a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)

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crouch down

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draw back, as with fear or pain

cross one's eyes as if in strabismus

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In the middle panel of this squinch stands a lady with her head in profile, and with both her hands raised as if to convey something to the seated male figure in the panel before her (figures 3 and 4).
Squinch can improve on his second-place effort last time by winning the European Breeders' Fund "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle Qualifier at Towcester (1.
Girls, he said, better not squinch your eyebrows like that when talking to me, before things get ugly.
The senor did his very best to squinch himself into his 50% of the space, but with little success.
The asexually reproducing Squinch suffer from a heritable disease threatening the existence of their entire ruling family.
It's those little bits that sit down there in the air sacs and cause long-term damage like cancer and stuff, but it also irritates those teeny tiny airways and make them squinch (up), which is what happens in asthma, and you can't get the air in and out of the lungs," Hendrickson said.
Take it from her ear and hold it in front of her like a sword hilt and squinch her face.
I love to go out in late September among the fat, overripe, icy, black blackberries to eat blackberries for breakfast, the stalks very prickly, a penalty they earn for knowing the black art of blackberry-making: and as I stand among them lifting the stalks to my mouth, the ripest berries fall almost unbidden to my tongue, as words sometimes do, certain peculiar words like strengths or squinched, many-lettered, one-syllabled lumps, which I squeeze, squinch open, and splurge well in the silent, startled, icy, black language of blackberry-eating in late September.
From the earliest rocking of my cradle, I had known about the capers Brer Rabbit is apt to cut and what the Squinch Owl says from the house top.
Only because he wanted, in the end, To curl on the meat-block, draw his knees up little, And squinch his eyes and know the expectant deliciousness Before the axe fell--
Actually he has fallen asleep on the living-room sofa, as he always does if he drinks a beer with lunch, and it is merely a ceiling light fixture that is causing his eyes to squinch.
For example the early 11th century dome of Notre-Dame du Port, Clermont-Ferand, uses squinch arches to fit the dome to the square space, which may well have been learned from the Great Mosque in Cordoba and the arches at tribune level in the nave are horseshoe arches, and decorative tiles and coloured voussoirs on the apse reinforce the sense of Arabic influence.