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  1. (She was an artist of the face,) drawing her long lashes out like licorice —Jay Parini
  2. Eyelashes like the wicks of many extinguished candles —Frank Swinnerton
  3. Eyelashes long as shish kebab —Rex Reed

    The owner of the long lashes is Carol Channing.

  4. Eyelashes … long, like flies’ legs —Aharon Megged
  5. Eyelashes stiff as bird-tails —Eudora Welty
  6. Eyelashes … thick and furry as tarantula legs —James Crumley
  7. [Eyes] lash-fringed like Spanish lace —Davis Grubb
  8. Lashes as thick and dark as raven feathers —Jonathan Kellerman
  9. Lashes bunched together like star points —Jill Ciment
  10. Lashes thick and black as if painted with a black tar-like material —Joyce Carol Oates
  11. Long lashes fluttered like the feelers of a beetle on its back —Truman Capote

    The lashes thus described belong to Mae West.

  12. Thick lashes, soft as paintbrushes —Louise Erdrich
References in classic literature ?
Hall," said Christie, faintly smiling through her moist eyelashes.
So, with his ivory leg inserted into its accustomed hole, and with one hand firmly grasping a shroud, Ahab for hours and hours would stand gazing dead to windward, while an occasional squall of sleet or snow would all but congeal his very eyelashes together.
Yes, there she is, paler and thinner than in her Kentucky home, with a world of quiet sorrow lying under the shadow of her long eyelashes, and marking the outline of her gentle mouth
George Jones had the glory of perpetrating the first joke on him; he gave him a cigar with a firecracker in it and winked to the crowd to come; the thing exploded presently and swept away the bulk of Nicodemus's eyebrows and eyelashes.
The expression of the eye is most correct, but Miss Smith has not those eyebrows and eyelashes.
Her eyebrows and eyelashes were just a shade darker than her hair, and seemed made expressly for those violet-blue eyes, which assert their most irresistible charm when associated with a fair complexion.
It belonged to a red-haired person - a youth of fifteen, as I take it now, but looking much older - whose hair was cropped as close as the closest stubble; who had hardly any eyebrows, and no eyelashes, and eyes of a red-brown, so unsheltered and unshaded, that I remember wondering how he went to sleep.
I know not whether the fair Rowena would have been altogether satisfied with the species of emotion with which her devoted knight had hitherto gazed on the beautiful features, and fair form, and lustrous eyes, of the lovely Rebecca; eyes whose brilliancy was shaded, and, as it were, mellowed, by the fringe of her long silken eyelashes, and which a minstrel would have compared to the evening star darting its rays through a bower of jessamine.
A smile suggests good humor; eyelashes soften the expression and are the only features that never blemish a face.
I lay quiet, looking out from under my eyelashes in an agony of delightful anticipation.
The Medical Man smoked a cigarette, and watched the Time Traveller through his eyelashes.
Milady possessed that great art, so much studied by women, of looking through her long eyelashes without appearing to open the lids.