marked by or having small, glittering eyes, especially eyes that seem to gleam with malice, avarice, or lechery.
staring with suspicion, skepticism, etc.:
The gambler gave the newcomer a beady-eyed look.
That was what Toddles called his beady-eyed conductor in retaliation.
The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories Various
Chet Ball was staring at the beady-eyed yellow chicken in his hand.
Half Portions Edna Ferber
The fourth member was a Navajo Indian, a copper-skinned, raven-haired, beady-eyed desert savage.
Tales of lonely trails Zane Grey
There were about a dozen mop-headed, beady-eyed men, and some two dozen women—two apiece—and children.
Colorado Jim George Goodchild
The beady-eyed stranger, who had once or twice been seen beyond the gates, was a man of strangely magic power.
The Silent Alarm Roy J. Snell
When Eylan was finished with him, Barrent went to a small, beady-eyed man who lectured on Earth’s memory-destroying system.
The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
They’ll be dark-skinned, beady-eyed, soft-footed Greasers slip right up out of the ground!
The Light of Western Stars Zane Grey
Turning, Henrietta saw that a black, beady-eyed gentleman was staring at her sternly.
The Tale of Henrietta Hen Arthur Scott Bailey
From out of a deep windfall a beady-eyed, thin-bellied fisher-cat came forth, and stopped with his feet in the crimson ribbon.
Kazan James Oliver Curwood
Oh, beady-eyed gods and shiny little fishes—two smacks in the same spot!
The Last Shot Frederick Palmer
one of a breed of small hounds having long ears, short legs, and a usually black, tan, and white coat. Contemporary Examples All this time his beagle lay motionless on the floor in the entry hall. The Day I Met Charles Schulz Daniel J. Levitin February 11, 2013 There was a brief attempt to train […]
noun John. 1901–71, New Zealand historian and author. His works include Exploration of the Pacific (1934) and The Journals of James Cook (1955)
hunting with beagle hounds. Historical Examples We have heard that beagling is considered by some of the senior boys to be ‘bad form.’ The Story of the “Britannia” E. P. Statham For the pig is as necessary to truffle-hunting as the beagle is to beagling. The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon Richard Connell
the bill of a bird; neb. any similar horny mouthpart in other animals, as the turtle or duckbill. anything beaklike or ending in a point, as the spout of a pitcher. Slang. a person’s nose. Entomology, proboscis (def 3). Botany. a narrowed or prolonged tip. Nautical. (formerly) a metal or metal-sheathed projection from the bow […]