Eyebrows


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Eyebrows

 
  1. Black eyebrows going up like a pair of swallows —V. S. Pritchett
  2. A brow like a thunderclap —Peter DeVries
  3. Brows and lashes smudged like charcoal across her face —Kay Boyle
  4. Brows like bended bows —Thomas Campion
  5. Brows … like charcoal arches —Aharon Megged
  6. Brows like strung bows —Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  7. Brows were joined above the nose like the hilt of a large dagger —Saul Bellow
  8. Dark eyebrows like sudden brushstrokes above the deep dark eyes —Sylvia Berkman
  9. (Raising an) eyebrow built like a wooly worm —James Crumley
  10. Eyebrows arched like skipping ropes —Henry James
  11. Eyebrows as big as mustaches —Jilly Cooper
  12. Eyebrows curved like big rainbows above her eyes —J. P. Donleavy
  13. Eyebrows drawn so closely together that they seemed like a hedge blocking her view —Carolyn Slaughter
  14. Eyebrows lifted in pink crescents upturned like the dogwood’s first leaves in spring —Eudora Welty
  15. Eyebrows … like birds of prey —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  16. Eyebrows like commas —John Fowles
  17. Eyebrows like frost —James Dickey
  18. Eyebrows like hanging gardens —Max Shulman
  19. Eyebrows like peaked black thread —Jean Stafford
  20. Eyebrows like undipped hedges —Daphne Merkin
  21. Eyebrows looking like a big iron-grey caterpillar lying along the edge of a cliff —William Faulkner
  22. Eyebrows overhung his eyes like mustaches —John Steinbeck
  23. Eyebrows raised, like hoods on baby-carriages —Eudora Welty
  24. Eyebrows rising like fans —Martin Cruz Smith
  25. Eyebrows thick and full like fur frames —Paige Mitchell
  26. Eyebrows were thick, tough as strips of bark —Truman Capote
  27. A great deal of brow in a face is like a great deal of horizon in a view —Victor Hugo
  28. His brows … brindled with grey and tufted like the pelt of a beast. They looked like structural beams, raised into a position that would support the weight of his knowledge and authority —John Cheever
  29. His eyebrows punctuate his speech like hands —Ira Wood
  30. Knitted his brows like sharply molded steel —D. H. Lawrence

    The text of Women in Love, where this appeared, used the English spelling ‘moulded’ instead of ‘molded.’

  31. (When she was excited she liked to) raise first one thin eyebrow and then the other so that they almost leapt off her face like antennae —Molly Giles
  32. Thick, black eyebrows like the wings of a swallow —Maxim Gorky
References in classic literature ?
Jaggers never laughed; but he wore great bright creaking boots, and, in poising himself on these boots, with his large head bent down and his eyebrows joined together, awaiting an answer, he sometimes caused the boots to creak, as if they laughed in a dry and suspicious way.
I alone of boys had been able to elevate and lower my eyebrows separately; when the one was climbing my forehead the other descended it, like the two buckets in the well.
Her pearly locks Resemble snow-coils on the mountain top; Her eyebrows arch -- the crescent moon.
When Telyanin had finished his lunch he took out of his pocket a double purse and, drawing its rings aside with his small, white, turned-up fingers, drew out a gold imperial, and lifting his eyebrows gave it to the waiter.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's square wall of a forehead, which had his eyebrows for its base, while his eyes found commodious cellarage in two dark caves, overshadowed by the wall.
This, in combination with the lifting of her darkly defined eyebrows over her toothpick by the breadth of a line, suggested to her husband that he would do well to look round the shop among the customers, for any new customer who had dropped in while he stepped over the way.
Chairs were set with the aid of footmen, moving almost imperceptibly about the room; the party settled itself, divided into two groups: one round the samovar near the hostess, the other at the opposite end of the drawing room, round the handsome wife of an ambassador, in black velvet, with sharply defined black eyebrows.
Dissatisfied with the pacific aspect of a face which had no more than the faintest hint of flaxen eyebrow, together with a pair of amiable blue-gray eyes and round pink cheeks that refused to look formidable, let him frown as he would before the looking-glass (Philip had once told him of a man who had a horseshoe frown, and Tom had tried with all his frowning might to make a horseshoe on his forehead), he had had recourse to that unfailing source of the terrible, burnt cork, and had made himself a pair of black eyebrows that met in a satisfactory manner over his nose, and were matched by a less carefully adjusted blackness about the chin.
Oh, but I mean that,' said Bella, raising her eyebrows.
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.
Rosa's eyebrows resumed their inquisitive and perplexed expression.
We saw his portrait in the gallery there-- a handsome old gentleman if he'd had any hair or eyebrows, and hadn't been wrinkled all over like a vulture; but he had things to harass him, as I'll explain in a minute.