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  • adj. That partially covers the inner angle of the eye

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to an epicanthis; growing in or upon a canthus or corner of the eye.


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  • "... the effects of mixed blood were even more apparent in her than in her mother; her hair was dark and silky, but a deep brown rather than ebony, and her round face was ruddy, with the fresh complexion of a European, though her eyes had the Indian's epicanthic fold."
    —Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (NY: Dell, 1997), 374

    January 19, 2010