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  • adj. making an unfriendly or sullen face

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Having prominent, overhanging brows; hence, lowering or sullen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having shaggy, bushy, prominent, or overhanging eyebrows; hence, often, sullen; scowling.
  • Figuratively, having an overhanging or projecting top.

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

  • adj. sullen or unfriendly in appearance

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Examples

  • My horse, inaptly named Pegasus, brings me to the base of Ahu Tepeu, a magnificent beetle-browed statue crowned with a red stone headdress weighing eleven tons.

    Richard Bangs: Skullduggery on Easter Island (Part II of II)

  • The apes are adorable, particularly beetle-browed Go-Go.

    14 « July « 2009 « The Manga Curmudgeon

  • All that has done is provide us with a rich trove of oddball entertainment ranging from Sarah Palin's dithery dead-fish metaphors to the beetle-browed death threats of G. Gordon Liddy and the blatant racism of Pat Buchanan.

    Summer Rerun

  • Slender and sinister: think of Tessio in The Godfather, beetle-browed and suspicious of everything that breathes.

    Charlie Carillo: Dinner for Two, For One

  • With the help of a pinch of fossil bone dust, scientists have discovered that modern human beings interbred with Neanderthals tens of thousands of years ago, and that 1 to 4 percent of the genes carried by non-African people are traceable to the much-caricatured, beetle-browed cavemen.

    Ancient DNA shows interbreeding between Homo sapiens and Neanderthal

  • Scientists, with the help of a pinch of fossil bone dust, have discovered that modern human beings interbred with Neanderthals tens of thousands of years ago, and that 1 to 4 percent of the genes carried by non-African people are traceable to the much-caricatured, beetle-browed cavemen.

    Neanderthal DNA found in some modern humans, scientists say

  • He's very funny in mildly funny surroundings that are peopled — creatured — by such bizarre creations as the doughnut-necked, beetle-browed and shaved-headed Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

    'Alice': Half a Wonderland

  • His impending departure from this world liberates him from the grim concerns of day-to-day life, especially after beetle-browed Manic Pixie Gazillionaire industrialist Samuel Harvey Graynamore Lloyd Bridges offers to let him “live like a king and die like a man” by sailing to the tropical island of Waponi Wu to appease its inhabitants by ritualistically sacrificing himself, jumping into a volcano so Graynamore can seize their natural resources as a reward.

    My Year of Flops

  • Making its way across the Atlantic, Muscular Christianity found adherents among the likes of gospeler Billy Sunday, an ex–baseball player who sounded like a pro wrestler when he denounced sinners as “beetle-browed, hog-jowled, peanut-brained, weasel-eyed four flushers.”

    FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER

  • This is really cool; I'm proud to think that I had as a many-times-great grandparent a muscular, beetle-browed big game hunter who trod Ice Age Europe, bringing down mighty mammoths with his spears.

    Neandertal! - The Panda's Thumb

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