eye·​hole | \ ˈī-ˌhōl How to pronounce eyehole (audio) \

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Examples of eyehole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For bread, all vanished into an emptiness thirsty as old iron, a plowshare Left in a fallow field for decades beside a snakeskin wound through the eyehole Of a steer’s skull. The New Yorker, 17 Jan. 2022 Arredondo-Brock’s piece really opens up when one looks inside the eyeholes of the mask and sees a stream of words in the form of thought bubbles that have been created inside. Darryl Ratcliff, Dallas News, 27 Jan. 2020 Will Cousin Greg throw up out of the eyeholes of a children’s costume again? Emma Specter, Vogue, 25 Sep. 2019 Cut eyeholes in your pumpkin, and attach plastic eyeballs (available at party supply stores) inside the sockets to give the face a spooky stare. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, 9 Sep. 2019 On the book’s cover, a rabbit residing in the hollow head of a hawk-nosed mannequin-man peers out through an eyehole at dangers that are left unspecified. Joel Smith, The New York Review of Books, 18 Apr. 2019 To re-create, simply roll out the clay and cut into circles using a cookie cutter or knife. Poke two eyeholes and drape over foam craft balls or ping pong balls to dry. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 2 Oct. 2018 There is nothing silly about what these women are up to, and yet we are supposed to laugh at the concept of Hendricks in a face mask, her sparkling blue eyes radiating out from the eyeholes. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, 28 Feb. 2018 The soft-foam helmet has black eye inserts shaped like eggs and tilted out so that the bottoms splay outward to keep the eyeholes from falling in on themselves when the sheet is on top. Tim Grierson, Popular Mechanics, 26 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of eyehole

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Eyehole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyehole. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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eye·​hole | \ ˈī-ˌhōl How to pronounce eyehole (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyehole

: orbit


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