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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
  • n. A dishonored reputation; a bad name.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An eye which has been bruised showing noticeable hematoma, especially after receiving a blow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
  • n. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  • n. a bad reputation

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