I'm not quite understanding the meaning of du regard in the following sentence:

L'évêque parcourait la salle du regard et semblait y faire avec les yeux des mesures et des calculs.

It seems to mean something like:

He roamed through the room with his eyes...

But that doesn't fit with how I would normally expect du regard to be translated. (I would expect: of the look).

My question:

Is this a special usage of the phrase du regard? What is the correct meaning of it?



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Parcourir du regard is an expression that means "to look over things", "to browse around".

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