Eyestrings - definition of eyestrings by The Free Dictionary
tendons formerly believed to be present in the eye and to break at the onset of death or blindness
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(1.3.11-27) Innogen imagines that she would have strained her "eyestrings
" to the breaking point as Posthumous receded from view.
He tries to forget Anne by 'hal[ing] these balls until [his] eyestrings
crack / From being pull'd and drawn to look that way' (6.15-16).