eyeball

Part of speech: noun

The globe or ball of the eye.

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Usage examples "eyeball":

  1. Their features were clear cut and handsome in the extreme; their eyes were well set and large, though a slight narrowness lent them a crafty appearance; the iris, as well as I could determine by moonlight, was of extreme blackness, while the eyeball itself was quite white and clear. - "The Gods of Mars", Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  2. The lids are firmly drawn around the ball, the opening is so small that the white portion of the eyeball is entirely covered, and the whole form and appearance of the organ is as shapely and as pleasing in expression as the eye of a deer. - "The Extermination of the American Bison", William T. Hornaday.
  3. And once, just as I was looking, it shut and opened at me slowly, like the deliberate drooping and rising of the lid upon a white eyeball. - "Romance", Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer.