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eyelash

[ahy-lash] /ˈaɪˌlæʃ/
noun
1.
one of the short, thick, curved hairs growing as a fringe on the edge of an eyelid.
2.
the fringe of hairs itself.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; eye + lash1
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  • My point is not that students and professors should be allowed to knock boots without anyone batting an eyelash.
  • The camera attends each flicker of the eyelash in a face that has been worn by time, if not badly aged.
  • He can gaze at somebody for five minutes without the flutter of an eyelash or a nerve.
  • They were a first-star-you-see-tonight, blown-away-eyelash kind of wish.
  • The eyelash pit viper is accurate enough to catch hummingbirds on the wing.
  • Mites make their home in your eyelash follicles, bacteria colonize your skin, and fleas and lice drop by for blood meals.
  • There are little mites in your eyelash and they can pop out and crawl over your face.
  • Any use of over the counter or prescription use eyelash growth products.
British Dictionary definitions for eyelash

eyelash

/ˈaɪˌlæʃ/
noun
1.
any one of the short curved hairs that grow from the edge of the eyelids
2.
a row or fringe of these hairs
related
adjective ciliary
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Word Origin and History for eyelash
n.

1752, from eye (n.) + lash (n.). Related: Eyelashes.

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eyelash in Medicine

eyelash eye·lash (ī'lāsh')
n.

  1. Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid. Also called cilium.

  2. A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.

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