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

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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, "A Mind in Line," 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, "Dollar-Store Tea Lights Make the Most Boo-tiful Halloween Ghosts Ever," 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, "In Good Girls, Ordinary Women Turn to Crime," 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, "The 2018 Incredibly Special Effects Awards," 26 Feb. 2018 Nothing on the poster seems entirely black or white, except for the abyssal eyeholes in the bedsheet that represents the ghost. Luke Hicks, Chicago Reader, "Time is of the essence in David Lowery’s A Ghost Story," 27 July 2017 NEW YORK — Becoming a ghost isn't always as simple as throwing on a bedsheet with two eyeholes cut out. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "The full, oddly complex story behind Casey Affleck’s ‘Ghost Story’ costume," 6 July 2017 The new movie is a boldly imaginative tale set in a rustic Texas town where ghosts come to life in a traditional form: as gliding white sheets with eyeholes. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Summer Movies Preview," 22 May 2017 The two, then teen models, had just finished a day of castings when Delevingne found the box lying around, poked eyeholes in it, and put it on over her head. Glamour, "Cara Delevingne on Sexuality, Confidence, and Finding Her Voice: 'I've Never Felt So Strong'," 29 June 2017

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1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

Medical Definition of eyehole

: orbit

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