From Virginibus Puerisque by Stevenson:
I see women marrying indiscriminately with staring burgesses and ferret-faced, white-eyed boys, and men dwell in contentment with noisy scullions, or taking into their lives acidulous vestals.
What could this "white-eyed" mean? Timid?
I ventured on some googling, and found only rare instances, besides physiological senses. Such as "With an expression of white-eyed wonder, he saw me bounding up the road toward him."