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Cheek. n.s. [ceac, Saxon.]

  1. The side of the face below the eye.

    And now and then an ample tear trill'd down
    Her delicate cheek.
    Shakesp. King Lear.

    Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night,
    Like a rich jewel in an Æthiop's ear.
    Shakesp. Rom. and Jul.

                    I shall survey and spy
    Death in thy cheeks, and darkness in thy eye.

    Daughter of the rose, whose cheeks unite
    The diff'ring titles of the red and white,
    Who heaven's alternate beauty well display
    The blush of morning and the milky way.

  2. A general name among mechanicks for almost all those pieces of their machines and instruments that are double, and perfectly alike. Chambers.

Sources: Chambers, Ephraim (20) · Donne, John (44) · Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's King Lear (144) · Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (46)

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