Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having black eyebrows; gloomy; dismal; threatening: as, “a black-browed gust,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having black eyebrows. Hence: Gloomy; dismal; threatening; forbidding.

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Examples

  • South Jason, an island about four miles long, supports populations of black-browed albatross (also known as mollymawks), endangered rockhopper penguin, Magellanic penguin, and prions (a small white seabird similar to a petrel).

    Nikolas Kozloff: WikiLeaks: Governments Fear Environmentalists

  • South Jason, an island about four miles long, supports populations of black-browed albatross (also known as mollymawks), endangered rockhopper penguin, Magellanic penguin, and prions (a small white seabird similar to a petrel).

    Nikolas Kozloff: WikiLeaks: Governments Fear Environmentalists

  • This gentleman, who collected fine editions and was a patron of literature, paid blackmail to a heavy-jowled, black-browed boss of a municipal machine.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • This gentleman, who collected fine editions and was an especial patron of literature, paid blackmail to a heavy-jowled, black-browed boss of a municipal machine.

    What Life Means to Me

  • South Jason, an island about four miles long, supports populations of black-browed albatross (also known as mollymawks), endangered rockhopper penguin, Magellanic penguin, and prions (a small white seabird similar to a petrel).

    Nikolas Kozloff: WikiLeaks: Governments Fear Environmentalists

  • He isn't only torn between the male beloved ("lord of my love", the fair angel, more lovely and temperate than a summer's day) and the black-browed female whose eyes are nothing like the sun and whose breath "reeks" (the contrast between these extremes seems almost parodistic).

    Love in literature

  • South Jason, an island about four miles long, supports populations of black-browed albatross (also known as mollymawks), endangered rockhopper penguin, Magellanic penguin, and prions (a small white seabird similar to a petrel).

    Nikolas Kozloff: WikiLeaks: Governments Fear Environmentalists

  • For the first time she was unafraid of this big-bodied, black-browed men with the hairy-matted hands and fingers.

    CHAPTER XII

  • Some strange men come to see Tom, men "with the reminiscent roll of the sea in their gait," others "black-browed ruffians," others "fever-burnt and sallow."

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • The strange men who came to visit Tom Travers -- some "with the reminiscent roll of the sea in their gait"; others "black-browed ruffians"; others "fever-burnt and sallow" soldiers of fortune, adventurers, freelancers of the world -- were the kind of men London knew and admired.

    “I turn out each morning a thousand words of fiction.”

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