Definitions of eyelid

  1. either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; " his lids would stay open no longer"
  2. The movable skin which covers over and closes the eye.
  3. One of the fleshy curtains that can be closed over the eyes.
  4. The movable cover which opens or closes the eyeball.

Usage examples for eyelid

  1. One eyelid closed slowly, as if the cadaver was bestowing a friendly wink upon his host. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. But by just as much quicker as it takes for an eyelid to wink. – Bull Hunter by Max Brand
  3. The Runt pulled down one eyelid, and, with his knowing grin, the cigarette, clinging to his upper lip, sagged down in the opposite corner of his mouth. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  4. There was not the faintest flicker of an eyelid, not a motion of the lips, not the tiniest start of surprise, no show of unusual interest on the manager's part: he nodded, opened a door in the counter, and waved the two detectives towards the inner room. – The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher
  5. But to the modern woman, under the patriarchal ideals, if she shows the modesty that convention requires of her, all that is permitted is the invitation of a lowered eyelid, a look, or perchance a touch, at one time given, at another withheld. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  6. She felt his eyelid quivering against her cheek. – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  7. The eyelid forms the cap, which being removed, the light from the object streams through the eye and passes across the dark chamber to the retina behind, which corresponds to the sensitive plate of the camera. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  8. The scout's jaw dropped, and he stared at the little man, who stared up at him in return, one eyelid slightly lowered, an oddly provocative expression on his swarthy face. – Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish
  9. Yet as she lay back in the green chair, one hand listless in her lap, the other twisting at the slender chain that ran about her neck and lost itself in the bosom of her gown, the fringe of her eyelid clear against the soft shadows of her profile, I imagined in her something of the enchanted princess bound by evil spells in some dark castle of despair. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  10. His lips remained parted over his next word, and one eyelid twitched violently. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  11. Neither yielded the beat of an eyelid, but it was the outlaw that spoke. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  12. There might have been a little stiffness in the region of the waist, and a slight want of firmness in the eyelid and the chin. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  13. " Never mind the eyelid- feel his heart," said one. – A Little Boy Lost by W. H. Hudson
  14. The left eyelid was twitching a little; otherwise his pale face was as if graven from stone. – Hawk Carse by Anthony Gilmore
  15. Now he's on all- fours to Lady Rachel Stokes, our pure aristocracy; she walks as if she were going through a doorway, and couldn't risk an eyelid. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  16. It was as much as the three men could do to get Apollo down on his four tires again, for, though he seemed as lightly balanced as an eccentric dancer trying to touch one eyelid to the floor, he was partly embedded in the bank by the roadside. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  17. Not an eyelid quivered, neither did her hands tremble. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  18. You'd better let me put it in right off; it's only just to drop it under the eyelid, and it'll work round till it finds the speck. – A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life. by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  19. I was barely ticking over, but I contrived to raise an eyelid. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse