from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A track or mark left by tears.
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- n. Any stain produced from tears from the eye.
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Other than a tearstain down one cheek, she looked again like the seasoned commander of the Sentinels.
Still holding the unlit cigarette in one hand, he takes his white terry cloth belt in his other hand and scrubs at the tearstain.
Rome put out a hand and gently brushed a tearstain from her cheek.
Then she sends messages to him and continues her crafty arts, lets him understand that she is losing sleep for love of him, is pining for him; maybe she sends him a ring, or a lock of her hair, a paring of her nails, a splinter from her lute, or part of her toothbrush, or a piece of fragrant gum (chewed by her) as a substitute for a kiss, or a note written and folded with her own hands and tied with a string from her lute, with a tearstain on it; and finally sealed with