White Eye

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

White Eye

 

(in Russian, beloglazka; Abramis sapa), a fish of the carp family; similar to the bream. The white eye grows to a length of 15–18 cm and occasionally to 33 cm; it weighs up to 0.8 kg. It is found in the rivers flowing to the Black, the Caspian, and the Aral seas, as well as in the Volkhov River.

It is also found in weakly saline waters. The white eye feeds on insect larvae, mollusks, and algae. It spawns in May and June. It has no great commercial value.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
The leader of the school rolled his white eye and ducked under.
"I killed for choice--not for food." The horrified whisper began again, and Hathi's watchful little white eye cocked itself in Shere Khan's direction.
I was going to excuse myself, when he added, "Wemmick's coming." So, I changed my excuse into an acceptance - the few words I had uttered, serving for the beginning of either - and we went along Cheapside and slanted off to Little Britain, while the lights were springing up brilliantly in the shop windows, and the street lamp-lighters, scarcely finding ground enough to plant their ladders on in the midst of the afternoon's bustle, were skipping up and down and running in and out, opening more red eyes in the gathering fog than my rushlight tower at the Hummums had opened white eyes in the ghostly wall.
Now, to white eyes there is no difference between this bit of skin and that of any other Indian, and yet the Sagamore declares it came from the poll of a Mingo; nay, he even names the tribe of the poor devil, with as much ease as if the scalp was the leaf of a book, and each hair a letter.
His little white eyes expanded and glittered for a moment like those of a cat in the dark.
The whole gang started, and looking up beheld the round black head of Sam just above them, his white eyes strained half out of their orbits, his white teeth chattering, and his whole visage shining with cold perspiration.
Marked by their signature white eye patch, many of us can easily identify these marine carnivores.
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Describing his ordeal, Newman said: "When I close my eyes all I can see is the shark's white eye and my foot in his mouth."
"President Trump's white eye areas are evidence that he does wear goggles on the sunbed, which protect the eyes, but it's not enough.
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