supercilium


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Related to supercilium: Supraloral, supercilia
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Noun1.Supercilium - the arch of hair above each eyesupercilium - the arch of hair above each eye  
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
venae palpebrales - veins of the eyelids
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
References in classic literature ?
Yes, I know very well that Monk calls you his friend, but he has too penetrating an eye not to have a memory, and too lofty a brow not to be very proud, you know grande supercilium.
The raising of the eyebrows to express an attitude of haughty disdain was evidently as well known in ancient times as it is now, inasmuch as Latin supercilium was also used figuratively to mean haughtiness and disdainful superiority.
Grey darker back, throat paler contrasting with grey chest, wing bar white is narrow, supercilium line broad.