- one of the short, thick, curved hairs growing as a fringe on the edge of an eyelid.
- the fringe of hairs itself.
Origin of eyelash
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Examples from the Web for eyelash
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September 17, 2014
People with a single pinkish eye may have a physical irritation—an eyelash, a piece of grit—that causes tearing and inflammation.Everything You Wanted To Know About Bob Costas’s Olympic Pinkeye
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Enter 21-year-old Vermont native Natalie Russo, whose line of eyelash jewelry is setting the Etsy world on fire.Introducing the Exciting and Vaguely Scary Art of Eyelash Jewelry
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January 15, 2013
At least Apple executives can receive millions upon millions in salary and stock without Occupy Wall Street batting an eyelash.Wall Street’s Irrational Negative Reaction to Apple’s Earnings Report
July 25, 2012
The Boss wasn't able, I guess, and the girl never moved an eyelash.Shorty McCabe
Well, you did it well--monstrously well, I will say--for you never flinched an eyelash.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
Maybe it's just a quiver of the eyelash, maybe a shuffle of the foot.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
We watched each other full five minutes without moving an eyelash.Wood Folk at School
William J. Long
While you try to extract the eyelash from my eye, you do not see the beam which has entered your own.Paul Patoff
F. Marion Crawford
- any one of the short curved hairs that grow from the edge of the eyelids
- a row or fringe of these hairs
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Word Origin and History for eyelash
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid.cilium
- A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.
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