having keen eyes; vigilant; watchful.
And that was the question that stared, Argus-eyed, at Jane Blair.
The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
Her old nurse was Argus-eyed; and our meetings were such as only lovers can effect.
Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
Then from a short flight of inconceivable bliss, she fell, shot by one of her hundred Argus-eyed fears.
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete George Meredith
But to prevent disappointment we ought to mention that this phenomenon can only be witnessed by the Argus-eyed.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, March 7, 1917. Various
It was the on-coming of a grisly, striped, Argus-eyed multiped, with fifty heads.
The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
And with a “Well,” and a white-lipped smile and a glance at the Argus-eyed hotel, she held out her hand to me.
The Passionate Friends Herbert George Wells
The intervening sea is one over which the most penetrating of Argus-eyed policemen or sheriffs, can not see.
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 9, 1870 Various
Those agency employes were Argus-eyed, watching each move made by him and his assistants.
Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
Slow and sure with such an Argus-eyed charmer must be all my movements.
Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
Then from a short flight of inconceivable bliss, she fell, shot by one on her hundred Argus-eyed fears.
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel George Meredith
keen-sighted; observant; vigilant
- Argus pheasant
Classical Mythology. a giant with 100 eyes, set to guard the heifer Io: his eyes were transferred after his death to the peacock’s tail. a son of Phrixus and builder of the Argo. (in the Odyssey) Odysseus’ faithful dog, who recognized his master after twenty years and immediately died. any observant or vigilant person; a […]
- Argus tortoise beetle
See under . any of several turtle-shaped leaf beetles, as Chelymorpha cassidea (argus tortoise beetle or milkweed tortoise beetle) which resembles the ladybird beetle and feeds primarily on bindweed and milkweed. noun a metallic-coloured leaf beetle of the genus Cassida, in which the elytra and terga cover the body like a shell
the green, smooth-skinned, edible fruit of an Asian vine, Actinidia arguta.
. a term used to refer to an Argentine. Historical Examples He does look a bit like a man, and we could Argy with him; but that old man, and that girl—they’ll take on so.’ Fern’s Hollow Hesba Stretton Well, Argy as you may, the place don’t look the same, now does it? Joyce’s Investments […]