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Eyebrow

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Ey'ebrow. n.s. [eye and brow.] The hairy arch over the eye.

                                The lover,
Sighing like a furnace, with a woful ballad
Made to his mistress eyebrow.
Shakesp. As you like it.

On the seventh day he shall shave all his hair off his head, his beard, and his eyebrows. Lev. xiv. 9.

Above stand the eyebrows, to keep any thing from running down upon them; as drops of sweat from the forehead,. or dust. Ray on the Creation.

The balls of his broad eyes roll'd in his head,
And glar'd betwixt a yellow and a red;
He look'd a lion with a gloomy stare,
And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.
Dryden.

Sources: Shakespeare's As You Like It (40) · Dryden, John (788) · The Bible - Leviticus (13) · Ray, John (59)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Eyebrow." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 5, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14940.


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