Part of speech: noun

One of the fleshy curtains that can be closed over the eyes.

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Usage examples "eyelid":

  1. Still no sign from Percy; not so much as the quiver of an eyelid. - "Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter", Lawrence L. Lynch.
  2. The colonel accepted the insult without the quiver of an eyelid. - "Gunman's Reckoning", Max Brand.
  3. But to the modern woman, under the patriarchal ideals, if she shows the modesty that convention requires of her, all that is permitted is the invitation of a lowered eyelid, a look, or perchance a touch, at one time given, at another withheld. - "The Truth About Woman", C. Gasquoine Hartley.