Eyelids


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Eyelids

 
  1. Eyelids drooped as though the lashes weighed intolerably —Truman Capote
  2. Eyelids fluttering, as if assailed by gnats —Leonard Michaels
  3. Eyelids heavy as if from too much dreaming. His dreaming lay like the edges of a deep slumber on the rim of his eyelids —Anais Nin
  4. Eyelids … hung askew over her cloudy gray eyes [too weak to be raised or lowered] like broken blinds in the windows of a condemned house —Gerald Kersh
  5. Eyelids like thin gray leather —Ken Kesey
  6. Eyelids pale like a chicken’s —V. S. Pritchett
  7. Eyelids translucent as crepe —Jayne Anne Phillips
  8. Eyelids which looked like walnut shells —Julia O’Faolain
  9. Eyes … double-lidded like the eyes of the black bull snake —Will Weaver
  10. Heavy eyelids … like small, brown, wrinkled egg-shells —Brian Glanville
  11. Lids … like furrows in deeply plowed soil —Anon
  12. Lower lids as straight as ruler-edges —Dashiell Hammett
  13. Eyelids flutter like butterflies that children have impaled alive on pins —Erich Maria Remarque
  14. The thick red-lined lids hung over the eyeballs like blinds of which the cords are broken —Edith Wharton
References in classic literature ?
Jo obeyed, but as her hand went softly to and fro across Beth's hot forehead and wet eyelids, her heart was very full and she longed to speak.
His yellow face was lifted in the light, with a show of white teeth, all grinning, and his shrunken, papery eyelids lay motionless over his blind eyes.
Even her eyelids rested numb and heavily over her sleepy eyes.
But when the crafty Huron spoke of his nation by name, the eyelids of the old man raised themselves, and he looked out upon the multitude with that sort of dull, unmeaning expression which might be supposed to belong to the countenance of a specter.
A very nice arrangement," returned her father, with a slight nervous contraction of the corners of his mouth and eyelids to indicate mischievousness.
Yes," thought Hepzibah, with grief of which it was only the more tolerable portion that welled up from her heart to her eyelids, "they persecuted his mother in him
for a thousand imaginary faults, and went about her household duties with swollen eyelids the next morning.
The grounds upon which Linnaeus would fain have banished the whales from the waters, he states as follows: On account of their warm bilocular heart, their lungs, their movable eyelids, their hollow ears, penem intrantem feminam mammis lactantem, and finally, ex lege naturae jure meritoque.
He stamps with his feet, he tosses his head, he sways and swings to and fro; he has a wizened-up little face, irresistibly comical; and, when he executes a turn or a flourish, his brows knit and his lips work and his eyelids wink--the very ends of his necktie bristle out.
Gradually their talk died out and drowsiness began to steal upon the eyelids of the little waifs.
She deliberately disfigured herself by artificially reddening the insides of her eyelids so as to produce an appearance of inflammation which no human creature but a doctor -- and that doctor at close quarters -- could have detected as false.
Other seven faces there were, carried higher, seven dead faces, whose drooping eyelids and half-seen eyes awaited the Last Day.