eye socket


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Recent Examples on the Web Nute’s cheekbone, eye socket, nose, nasal canal and ribs were fractured, according to the lawsuit. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, 7 Jan. 2022 The other is done by an assistant, with each of his middle fingers pressing with persistent firmness into the hollow behind the ridge of the temporal bone, which forms the [side wall of the eye socket]. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, 16 Dec. 2021 Fitting traditional prosthetics requires a mold to be taken of the eye socket, whereas in 3D prosthetic eye development the socket is scanned digitally to create a detailed image. Sara Spary, CNN, 25 Nov. 2021 Other prosthetic eyes consist of an iris hand-painted onto a disc that is then embedded into the eye socket. Sara Spary, CNN, 25 Nov. 2021 Rare, difficult to treat and exceedingly aggressive, the malignancy had already penetrated Eihab’s right eye socket. Lynda Schuster, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 One woman, LaToya Ratlieff, was hit in the face with a rubber bullet that fractured her eye socket. Susannah Bryan, sun-sentinel.com, 27 Aug. 2021 De Bruyne is probably the least of coach Roberto Martinez’s concerns, despite linking up with the squad a week late after fracturing his nose and eye socket during Manchester City’s loss to Chelsea in the Champions League final. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 12 June 2021 Yanez was critically wounded after a bullet entered through his eye socket and became lodged in his jaw. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 24 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of eye socket

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eye socket was in 1661

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11 Jan 2022

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“Eye socket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20socket. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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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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