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Beetle brow


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Beetle brow An overhanging brow.
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In literature:

The old Commoner scowled, and his beetling brows hid for a moment his eyes.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Lee's gaze followed him and slowly the eyes under the beetled brows softened.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
They looked at one another under beetled brows.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
They were a beetle-browed, dark race, with gnarled muscles and huge, knotted joints, speaking a guttural language all their own.
"Priestess of the Flame" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
His beetle-browed face was truculent, and his hand rested on the hilt of his neuro-pistol.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
A tremendous, beetling-browed, scowling fellow.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
His beetle brows clouded, and his right hand involuntarily sought the handle of his knife.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
One of these schemers who ruled him was his secretary, Gashford, a man of ugly face, with beetling brows and great flapped ears.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
A heavy shock of unruly black hair surmounted a face with beetling black brows and a prognathous jaw.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
He looked searchingly at his daughter from beneath his beetling brows.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
On his right, a quite old man, bald and beetle-browed.
"Cue for Quiet" by Thomas L. Sherred
The pin-point eyes under their beetling brows were more steel-like than ever.
"The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel" by Mary E. Hanshew
The adjective "beetle-browed," and similarly "beetling" (of a cliff), are derived from the name of the insect.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
The shadow of a fell intent showed itself on the beetling brow of Will Walford.
"The White Gauntlet" by Mayne Reid
The superciliary ridges often project and give the beetling brow that is sometimes so remarkable.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
Ushi wiped the sweat from his beetling brow and demanded twenty cents for that evening's service.
"A Yankee in the Far East" by George Hoyt Allen
The beetle-browed chauffeur of Orvieto drove as he had never driven before, though Italians are noteworthy as dare-devil drivers.
"Her Royal Highness" by William Le Queux
Above, the building was beetle-browed; below, it was dish-faced.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
I have looked, and saw nothing but my own dark face and beetle-brow.
"Love Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Volume I (of 2)" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The proprietor, as it happened, was a beetle-browed Provencal whose one redeeming feature was gratitude to Yvette.
"The Gay Triangle" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

Oh! if I could, how I would maul
His tallow face and wainscot paws,
His beetle-brows and eyes of wall,
And make him soon give up the cause.
"Lady Acheson Weary Of The Dean" by Jonathan Swift