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eyelid

1. either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeball
2. Aeronautics a set of movable parts at the rear of a jet engine that redirect the exhaust flow to assist braking during landing

eyelid

[′ī‚lid]
(anatomy)
A movable, protective section of skin that covers and uncovers the eyeball of many terrestrial animals.
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For smoldering eyes, take the light shimmering sand shade and blend over the whole eye-lid from the lash-line to the brow and underneath the lower lashes, all around the eye.
I'm sure he wouldn't have battered an eye-lid if he had stumbled across the couple involved in a bit of acreage assessment in a Cefnmeurig field, last summer.
Easterby has not had much luck playing Wasps, having split his eye-lid and scraped his eye-ball during the Scarlets' Heineken Cup defeat at the Causeway Stadium earlier this season.
After eight or nine years of New Labour, no-one will bat an eye-lid if these traditionally True Blue seats return to type while their retention for Labour would be seen as a minor miracle.
ATHE eye-lid contains several oil glands and hair follicles which can become blocked to produce tiny cysts.
But nobody seemed to bat an eye-lid at the time, or more obviously, do anything about it.
The Titanic could sail through his front room and Rizzo wouldn't blink an eye-lid.
The pact was obvious at the time and no one batted an eye-lid - until now.
He says he was repeatedly kicked in the face and head by the two women and needed six stitches in his torn eye-lid.
He said he was left with serious injuries which needed six stitches in his torn eye-lid.
All puppies are born with their eye-lids sealed shut and their ear canals closed.