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dimsightedness [fallacies of vision.]

Roget category 443

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#443. [Imperfect vision.] Dimsightedness [Fallacies of vision.]


dim sight, dull sight half sight, short sight, near sight, long sight, double sight, astigmatic sight, failing sightdimsightedness &c. — purblindness, lippitudemyopia, presbyopiaconfusion of visionastigmatismcolor blindness, chromato pseudo blepsis, Daltonismnyctalopiastrabismus, strabism, squintblearedness, day blindness, hemeralopia, nystagmusxanthocyanopia, xanthopsia [Med.]cast in the eye, swivel eye, goggle-eyesobliquity of vision.
winking etc. v. — nictitationblinkard, albino.
dizziness, swimming, scotomycataract ophthalmia.
[Limitation of vision] blinkerscreen etc. (hider) 530.
[Fallacies of vision] deceptio visus [Lat.]refraction, distortion, illusion, false light, anamorphosis, virtual image, spectrum, mirage, looming, phasmaphantasm, phantasma, phantomvisionspecter, apparition, ghostignis fatuus [Lat.] etc. (luminary) 423specter of the Brockenmagic mirrormagic lantern etc. (show) 448mirror lens etc. (instrument) 445.


be dimsighted etc. n. — see doublehave a mote in the eye, have a mist before the eyes, have a film over the eyes see through a prism, see through a glass darklywink, blink, nictitatesquintlook askant, askant askancescrew up the eyes, glare, glowernictate.
dazzle, loom.


dim-sighted etc. n. — myopic, presbyopicastigmatic, moon-eyed, mope-eyed, blear-eyed, goggle-eyed, gooseberry-eyed, one-eyedblind of one eye, monoculoushalf-blind, purblindcock-eyed, dim-eyed, mole-eyeddichroic.
blind as a bat etc. (blind) 442winking etc. v..

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