eye socket


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The fragment, 100,000 years older than the newfound skull, has a forehead that is wider behind the eye sockets. Ben Guarino, Anchorage Daily News, "This newfound 3.8-million-year-old skull called ‘iconic’ in human evolution," 29 Aug. 2019 The raw canvas around the face, including the eye sockets, gives the piece its intensity. Dallas News, "A Dallas art gallery examines identity in 'How It Looks To Be You In Egyptian Cotton'," 23 Aug. 2019 The skull had a prominent brow ridge, a larger area below the eye sockets, and — most distinctively — a bulge at the back that resembles hair tied in a bun. Stephanie Demarco, latimes.com, "210,000-year-old skull in Greece is earliest sign of modern humans in Europe or Asia," 10 July 2019 The officers kicked and punched Loyd in the face and struck him numerous times with the muzzles of their rifles, causing cuts to his face and back and a fractured eye socket, which required surgery. Tess Sheets, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando police officers’ use of force in arrest of Markeith Loyd ‘lawful and justified,’ review finds," 31 July 2019 The man who was knocked to the ground suffered injuries to his head and left eye socket, FOX 5 reported. Fox News, "More than a dozen juveniles beat, stomp man outside Washington DC hotel, police say," 25 July 2019 Jose Alvarez, who has bipolar disorder, was hospitalized with a fractured eye socket, broken teeth and facial cuts. Sukey Lewis, The Mercury News, "Excessive use of force by police chief’s son leads to arrest of patient at Napa State Hospital," 19 June 2019 One teen suffered a broken nose and broken eye socket, according to attorney Will League, who’s suing on behalf of the teens. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al.com, "2 more suspects charged in kayaking trip assault," 17 June 2019 Guerrero was arrested in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego less than two hours after one man survived blows that broke his jaw and one eye socket. Pauline Repard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Suspect in deadly attacks on homeless found competent for trial," 5 June 2019

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1661, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of eye socket

: either one of the hollow places in the skull that hold the eyeballs

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Medical Definition of eye socket

: orbit

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