Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lobe or lobule of the ear. See lobule, and cut under ear.
  • n. The auricular caruncle or fleshy excrescence beside the ear of a fowl; an ear-lappet.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • One, whose bloated ear-lobe flapped like a fan upon his shoulder, caught up a gorgeous flower of orange and scarlet and with it decorated the monstrous ear that flip-flapped with his every movement.

    Koolau the Leper

  • I pulled absently at my ear-lobe, fascinated by this spirited female.

    Black Butterfly

  • Before she could tense up at his words, Deke nipped her ear-lobe and trailed his mouth down her jaw.

    In the Midnight Hour

  • β€œIs that so bad?” he asked, nibbling her ear-lobe, kissing the base of her neck, driving her crazy.

    Something Wild

  • He held her to his ear, and did not wince as she set a drill to his ear-lobe.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • Even if a tiny ruby twinkled in her ear-lobe, and a lush fur-lined cloak sheltered her body from the night wind.

    Ship Of Magic

  • The tapering finger of the lovely, and her soul-deluding ear-lobe, are decoration enough without a turquoise ring or ear-jewel.

    The Persian Literature, Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan, Volume 2

  • Flying-Fish Troupe, World's Aeronaut Trapeze Wonder, gloved and ringleted, beaded of eyelash and pink of ear-lobe, the teeth somewhat crookedly, but pearlily white because the lips were so red, the parasol long and impudently parrot-handled, gilt mesh bag clanking against a cluster of sister baubles.

    Humoresque A Laugh on Life with a Tear Behind It

  • Her breasts advertised at the one time her maturity and youth; and, if by nothing else, her sex was advertised by the one article of finery with which she was adorned, namely a pig's tail, thrust though a hole in her left ear-lobe.

    The Red One

  • Her breasts advertised at the one time her maturity and youth; and, if by nothing else, her sex was advertised by the one article of finery with which she was adorned β€” namely, a pig's tail thrust through a hole in her left ear-lobe.

    The Red One

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