what does "with hooded eyes"mean?
There was quiet. And then Kilduff, red-eyed and tremulous, was unable to speak. Incoherently he thought, Well, this is the first press conference on a road trip I have ever had to hold. He started to tell them that and held his tongue. It really wasn't news. Instead, he said, "Excuse me, let me catch my breath." He caught it. There was another, longer pause. A full minute had passed. Clifton, scrutinizing him with hooded eyes, was of the opinion that he would never be able to talk, that no statement would be issued, that they all might sit there forever. Kilduff, like Father Thompson, was fighting a cramp. Puckering and rocking slightly, he thought, Aw right, what am I going to say, and how am I going to say it?