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 for wall-eyed perch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wall-eye \Wall"-eye`\, n. [See Wall-eyed.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or
        whitish color; -- said usually of horses. --Booth.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Jonson has defined wall-eye to be "a disease in the
           crystalline humor of the eye; glaucoma." But glaucoma
           is not a disease of the crystalline humor, nor is
           wall-eye a disease at all, but merely a natural
           blemish. --Tully. In the north of England, as Brockett
           states, persons are said to be wall-eyed when the white
           of the eye is very large and distorted, or on one side.
           [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) An American fresh-water food fish ({Stizostedion
            vitreum) having large and prominent eyes; -- called
            also glasseye, pike perch, yellow pike, and
            wall-eyed perch.
        (b) A California surf fish ({Holconotus argenteus).
        (c) The alewife; -- called also wall-eyed herring.
            [1913 Webster]

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