Synonyms for peeks

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"I haven't had my breakfast yet," I said, as Peeks came down into the cabin.

It is about six o'clock in the evening, when he peeks through the periscope.

Then he turns it round and round again, and at last lifts it above his head and peeks into it.

Then she kind of peeks at you outen the corner of her eye and smiles.

Then he is always managing to stand or sit near her, and he peeks at her book when she is reading.

Had not Walter scented trouble he would soon have been made aware of it by the excitement that prevailed in the Peeks' kennels.

And he has a horse, Mr. Mazzini has, a fat old plug that peeks around his blinders as humorously as his master.

Betty peeks cautiously out, but hearing footsteps quickly withdraws.

If a man tells him it's a nice day, he goes to the window and peeks out before takin' a walk without his umbrella.

I told my father that Peeks had been obliged to leave, and that I must look up a steward at once.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., piken "look quickly and slyly," of unknown origin. The words peek, keek, and peep all were used with more or less the same meaning 14c.-15c.; perhaps the ultimate source was Middle Dutch kieken. Related: Peeked; peeking.

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