- the socket or orbit of the eye.
Origin of eye socket
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for eye socket
That thumb, feeling eagerly for his eye-socket, woke Bob to a new world.The Rules of the Game
Stewart Edward White
Her eyes were closed, the rim of the eye-socket being very evident.The History of Sir Richard Calmady
One Winchester bullet entered an eye-socket and traversed the skull diagonally, passing through the forward part of the brain.Bears I Have Met--and Others
Muzzle shorter than the diameter of the eye-socket; the bony palate not extending past the hinder end of the median molar.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
Shaped like an eye-socket, and shut in on every side by precipitous rock walls, the gulf looked at first sight inaccessible.Renshaw Fanning's Quest
- the nontechnical name for orbit (def. 3)
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