from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid.
- n. A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of the hairs which grow along the edge of eyelids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fringe of hair that edges the eyelid; -- usually in the pl.
- n. A hair of the fringe on the edge of the eyelid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the small hairs or bristles which grow in a row, or in rows, on the edges of the eyelids; a cilium of the eyelid; a lash.
- n. Either one of the two rows or lines of hairs which respectively fringe the upper and lower eyelid; the superior or inferior cilia; a series of eyelashes collectively. See cut under eye.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
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Each batted eyelash is like an atomic explosion of love, an unrequited neutron detonation of desire.
Elsewhere, what appeared at first glance to be a fluffy pale jacket of tufted tulle turned out to be made of leather, minutely shaved with razors to give an "eyelash" - fine
In November, Allergan sued a slew of cosmetic companies that sell so-called eyelash conditioners, accusing them of infringing on a patent covering bimatoprost and related compounds known as prostaglandins.
Taking an eye for an eyelash, which is what they are doing at the moment, is considered wrong by Biblical standards.
Having now made a mockery of constitutional law, this Congress and president have moved the nation to within an "eyelash" of a full-blown national security fascist police state.
The Capuccini treatment includes everything from the cream and the massage to extras such as eyelash tinting as requested by the guest.
They could also get pampered with treatments such as eyelash extensions, facials, massages and foot reflexology.
Both the appearance and reality suggest a Washington culture in which regulators routinely become so cozy with the companies they oversee -- theoretically in the public interest -- that no one bats an eyelash about regulating Company X today and lobbying for that same company tomorrow.
FOX News, meanwhile, has hosted the British aristocrat Christopher Monckton on its programs, not batting an eyelash at his bizarre conspiracy theories about implementation of a one-world government or his stated belief that AIDS victims should be quarantined for life.
There were plenty of things to question, but I never batted an eyelash at that.