eye socket


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Willie Watts suffered five broken facial bones, including a broken eye socket and broken nose, as well as a concussion. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com, "Cleveland man, 81, who died weeks after protecting his wife during attack died of natural causes, officials say," 13 Apr. 2018 The team also discovered that Kabwe 1’s brow was larger than necessary to fill in the space between the forehead and eye sockets. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Expressive Eyebrows May Have Given Modern Humans an Evolutionary Edge," 10 Apr. 2018 Magee, 59, who wrestled on and off for the WWF in the late 80s, was beaten on Tuesday and left with a broken eye socket, broken jaw and concussion. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Former WWF Wrestler Brutally Beaten by Six Men in Argument Over Parking Space," 18 May 2018 Within the largest dark spot, which has a rounded top, eye sockets become distinguishable. Allyson Chiu, ajc, "A surprise find: 99-million-year-old frog fossils encased in amber," 15 June 2018 Instead, the Mayo Clinic recommends resting the rim of a small, clean drinking glass containing water against the bone right underneath your eye socket, then pouring the water over your eyeball. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Do If Something’s Stuck in Your Eye," 14 June 2018 Rest the rim of a small, clean drinking glass containing water or saline solution against the bone right underneath your eye socket, then pour the water over your eyeball, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Things That Can Cause Irritated, Scratchy Eyes," 29 June 2018 The cops dropped him off in handcuffs so that he could be treated for three fractures to his eye socket and swelling to his brain. Michael Harriot, The Root, "All Black People Are Victims of Police Brutality," 26 June 2018 The same can't be said for Knoxville, who's been boasting about his numerous injuries, including a particularly gruesome one involving his eye socket, during a recent publicity tour. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Action Point': Film Review," 1 June 2018

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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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