eye socket

the socket or orbit of the eye.


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eye socket
the nontechnical name for orbit

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eye socket n.
See orbital cavity.

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Example sentences
They were in the eye socket, brain case, and throat.
Yet features of its nostrils and eye socket, and a distinctive groove in its
  jaw mark it as a croc.
Further up, where she hardly dared look, were the exposed muscles around his
  eye socket.
He's still dealing with swelling and he can't risk complications stemming from
  contact bacteria shooting into his eye socket.
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