eye socket

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eye socket

See orbit.
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eye socket

(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for orbit3
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eye′ sock`et

orbit (def. 5).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eye socket - the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeballeye socket - the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
lacrimal bone - small fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
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oční důlek

eye soc·ket

n. órbita ocular; cuenca del ojo.
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Prince Andrew glanced at Kutuzov's face only a foot distant from him and involuntarily noticed the carefully washed seams of the scar near his temple, where an Ismail bullet had pierced his skull, and the empty eye socket. "Yes, he has a right to speak so calmly of those men's death," thought Bolkonski.
The corpse-hued faces were hidden behind fists that twisted slowly in the eye sockets.
The windows in the white houses were like the eye sockets of skulls.
A sharp pain darted through his head, and he was conscious of the exact form of his eye sockets. He pushed on for another mile, and did not slacken speed until he stood at the entrance of a road called Camelia Road, which was at present his home.
"She's had six operations to expand the eye socket so we can't leave it out for any longer than 12 hours otherwise it begins to close up.
A COVENTRY nightclub claims one of its security staff suffered a fractured eye socket after having a mobile phone thrown at them.
A SINGLE punch caused a man's cheeckbone and eye socket to be fractured.
Ogogo was pulled out by his corner in round eight with blurred vision and it was subsequently confirmed he had a broken eye socket.
A MAN suffered a broken eye socket after being attacked in a nightclub.
A law graduate was left with a fractured eye socket after a thug punched her in the face in Liverpool's Chinatown because he did not like what she was wearing.
A MAN was left with a shattered eye socket after a late night attack in a Coventry takeaway.