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eye socket

the socket or orbit of the eye.
Origin of eye socket
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He had a hook with an eye socket, and a pole ten feet or more long.

  • He held a coal, like a monocle, in his eye socket against his eye.

    The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens
  • The line of her side face from the eye socket to the chin was a delicious thing that curved with the grace of a wing.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • There was a quick pressure against Wilbur's eye socket and Merlin grunted triumphantly.

    The Eye of Wilbur Mook H. B. Hickey
  • Taking a stick she thrusts it into the eye socket, then tosses the skull out-of-doors.

  • Ang ubaug mauy nagsanggà sa mata, The eye socket supports the eyeball.

  • This line should not exceed half an inch in length and is never carried beyond the eye socket.

  • Dig out the plaster in eye socket on show side and set eye in a little fresh plaster.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • Be sure to remove all the jaw meat, tongue, and eye socket fat from the skulls of lizard specimens.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
British Dictionary definitions for eye socket

eye socket

the nontechnical name for orbit (sense 3)
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eye socket in Medicine

eye socket n.
See orbital cavity.

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