the movable lid of skin that serves to cover and uncover the eyeball.
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How to use eyelid in a sentence
She asked me how many kids I had, and without batting an eyelid, I told her I didn’t have any.
So it basically sees it as the whole thing, being one eyelid.
Like in the future, you could imagine that you can dispense eyeshadow on your eyelid automatically just through detecting the face and being able to have an object that could dispense it.
My eyelids drooped, and I willed them open as I navigated up the familiar, twisty road.
A small percentage of patients may develop eyebrow or eyelid drooping, but this usually resolves in a few weeks.
Close enough to see the tiny scar on his eyelid that looks like a birthmark.
The $16 plastic frame appears to push up into the eyelid cover to separate it from the lid.DIY Plastic Surgery: Can You Change Your Face Without Going Under the Knife? | Nina Strochlic | January 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In response, Chen sought double-eyelid surgery, also known as East Asian blepharoplasty.Changing Western Beauty Ideals: Nina Davuluri and Julie Chen | Soraya Roberts | September 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We could find Waldo anywhere while tripping—like beneath a fingernail or inside our eyelid.
Her career, however, was sidelined after an auto accident in which, among other injuries, her left eyelid was detached.Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington’s Memoir Offers Few Revelations | Robin Givhan | November 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Love has come rushing to the beck of a tip-tilted chin, or the tone of a voice, or the droop of an eyelid.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
And they can be located even when hidden back of an eyelid as was the case in one instance, that of an infant.
David, terrified, lifted the half-closed eyelid of the youth: his eye was immovable, dull and glassy.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
The fever held on; the issue of life and death seemed to hang upon the flutter of an eyelid.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
The lips are pale, the red of the eyelids, seen by turning down the lower eyelid, will exhibit a similar appearance.A Humorous History of England | C. Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for eyelid
either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeball: Related adjective: palpebral
Also called: clamshell aeronautics a set of movable parts at the rear of a jet engine that redirect the exhaust flow to assist braking during landing
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