eye socket


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She was briefly hospitalized and diagnosed with a fractured eye socket. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Braves reporter suffers fractured eye socket after getting hit by foul ball," 2 Apr. 2018 An Atlanta Braves sideline reporter suffered a fractured eye socket Friday night after she was struck by a foul ball. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Braves reporter suffers fractured eye socket after getting hit by foul ball," 2 Apr. 2018 An asteroid, called 2015 TB145, looks from some angles like a human skull, with deep, dark eye sockets. Temi Adebowale, Popular Mechanics, "This Skull-Shaped Space Rock is Going To Fly By Earth Right After Halloween," 28 Sep. 2018 Then, rest the glass against the bone under your eye socket and pour the liquid over your eye to try to rinse out whatever is in there. Korin Miller, SELF, "8 Possible Reasons Your Contacts Feel So Scratchy," 8 Aug. 2018 Cut eye sockets with top of knife tilted toward the pumpkin. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Predictably, people were taking photographs with the big herbivore from almost every angle on the main floor and also up on the second-floor balcony, where Maximo’s eye sockets peer toward the Halls of the Pacific exhibit. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "With a skeleton and megaplanters, the Field Museum fleshes out its main hall," 26 June 2018 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

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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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