Eyeing or Eying?

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Both of these spellings appear to be correct - and in common use. At least, that's what my internet search turned up. But which is considered the most correct form?

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In this native speaker's opinion, "eyeing" looks much better. "Eying" may be correct according to dictionarieis, but it's such an odd-looking word it would take me a minute to figure out what it was.
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According to two dictionaries, both are correct. The Cambridge Learner's Dictionary says that eying is American.

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I am a native speaker. "Eyeing" is more pleasing to me. "Eying" looks weird.
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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%5B2%5D

I guess it doesn't matter which one. Let's wait for natives.
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Anonymous:
i believe the correct spelling is eying. At least that's what came up in Microsoft Word, and Google Documents... I believe both are equally accepted, but that's just one girl's opinion. Hope I helped!
Anonymous:
As someone who is a strong speller and a stickler for grammar, eyeing just looks & feels better.
Anonymous:
As an editor, I prefer eyeing. There is less chance of the word being misread.
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