brow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brow the arch of hair above each eye
    • n brow the part of the face above the eyes
    • n brow the peak of a hill "the sun set behind the brow of distant hills"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brow The edge or projecting upper part of a steep place; as, the brow of a precipice; the brow of a hill.
    • Brow The forehead; as, a feverish brow . "Beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow ."
    • Brow The general air of the countenance. "To whom thus Satan with contemptuous brow .""He told them with a masterly brow ."
    • Brow The hair that covers the brow (ridge over the eyes); the eyebrow. "'T is not your inky brows , your brack silk hair."
    • Brow The prominent ridge over the eye, with the hair that covers it, forming an arch above the orbit. "And his arched brow , pulled o'er his eyes,
      With solemn proof proclaims him wise."
    • v. t Brow To bound to limit; to be at, or form, the edge of. "Tending my flocks hard by i' the hilly crofts
      That brow this bottom glade."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brow The prominent ridge over the eye, forming an arch above the orbit.
    • n brow The arch of hair over the eye; the eyebrow.
    • n brow The forehead.
    • n brow The general expression of the countenance.
    • n brow In entomology, that part of an insect's head which lies between the clypeus and the vertex, generally just above the antennæ.
    • n brow The edge of a steep place; the upper portion of a slope: as, “the brow of the hill,” Luke iv. 29.
    • n brow In England, a fringe of coppice adjoining the hedge of a field.
    • n brow In coal-mining, an underground roadway leading to a working-place, driven either to the rise or to the dip.
    • n brow Nautical, an old name for an inclined plane of planks from the shore or the ground to a ship, to facilitate entry and exit. In this sense also spelled brough.
    • n brow In a saw-mill, an incline up which logs are drawn to be sawed.
    • n brow View; opinion: in the phrases an ill brow, an unfavorable opinion; nae brow, no good opinion.
    • brow To form a brow or elevated border to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brow brow the eyebrow: the ridge over the eyes: the forehead: the edge of a hill: a gallery in a coalmine running across the face of the coal:
    • n Brow brow (fig.) aspect, appearance
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Quotations

  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    “If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.”
  • Thomas F. Healey
    Thomas F. Healey
    “Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!”
  • George Sand
    George%20Sand
    “I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.”
  • Arabella Smith
    Arabella Smith
    “Keep not your roses for my dead, cold brow the way is lonely, let me feel them now.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Friendships that have stood the test of time and chance are surely best, Brows may wrinkle, hair grow gray, Friendship never knows decay.”
  • Johann Ludwig Tieck
    Johann Ludwig Tieck
    “He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.”

Idioms

Knit your brows - If you knit your brows, you frown or look worried.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. browe, bruwe, AS. brū,; akin to AS. brǣw, breáw, eyelid, OFries. brē, D. braauw, Icel. brā, brūn, OHG. prāwa, G. braue, OSlav. brŭvĭ, Russ. brove, Ir. brai, Ir. & Gael. abhra, Armor. abrant, Gr. 'ofry`s, Skr. bhrū,. Cf. Bray a bank, Bridge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brú; Ice. brün.

Usage

In literature:

Sally raised her brows.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
Robert felt the hot blood mount to his brow.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Morbid enjoyment of our sufferings, And pride in showing off our pallid brows?
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
The most eager, the most original of the plotters was the Baron d'Ombre, a dark, square young man with frowning brows.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
A little footpath led down the brow of the hill to a tiny promontory on which a few hickory trees were now dropping their nuts.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
His small, round head, with its low brow and grizzled locks, waved snake-like on the man's long neck.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
So I rose from my chair and, bending over her, kissed her fondly upon the brow.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
He stood trembling, his damp elf-locks dangling over his brow.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
His brow furrowed, and for the moment he only stared.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
They would cut off her curly hair, that gleamed in the lamplight, when she took the veil; the linen band would cover her brow and her cheek.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
Her brow was wet with perspiration.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
The mother suppressed a sigh and brushed William's bushy brows back from his eyes.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Vogt was bleeding from a wound in his brow, in return for which he had bitten his opponent in the hand.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
She drew aside the curtains which hung from the archway between the back room and the front; and here her brow cleared.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
He walked out of the boat-house with frowning brows and sparkling eyes.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
So by the sweat of their brow they made their way up-stream step by step.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
The frown of purpose creased at times his brow.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
It seemed that his cap would not remain firmly on his head, and often he reached and pulled it down over his brow.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
Drew took off his hat and let the soft breeze cool his brow.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
The blood had mounted to his brow and stayed there.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
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In poetry:

Shine on me, sunshine
Rain on me, rain
Fall softly, dewdrops
And cool my brow again.
"Woman Work" by Maya Angelou
Like mountains - on this brow
Laurels of praise.
"I can't sing!"
- "You will!" - "Sound
"Conversation With A Genius" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
White and whiter grows the glory
On his brow;
Does he see the towers of Zion
Rising now?
"The Hospital" by Anonymous Americas
Wreathed them with mist-wrack,
Crested with cloud,
Fronting the sunsets,
Royally browed.
"Islands" by Cicely Fox Smith
MARIA.
I knew it, sister!
His eye hath a command in it; his brow
Seems garlanded with laurel.
"The Spagnoletto. Act I" by Emma Lazarus
Rome! thine imperial brow
Never shall rise:
What hast thou left thee now?
Thou hast thy skies!
"Roman Girl's Song" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

"The Brow" courtesy of Kenny Harrison / Times Picayune Graphic Artist.
I am going to however be using my grandpa's old Browing Auto 5 12 gauge.
Years to give a woman not just a corner of the eye brow strands of wrinkles, but also bring a calm and elegant mature woman.
For her role as Monica on Friends, Courteney slimmed down, trimmed her brows and styled a sleek, layered hair 'do.
You might think shaving off that "mouth brow" is a smart decision, but is it really.
Knoll Farm in Waitsfield sits at the brow of a high hill overlooking the Mad River Valley.
Notre Dame runners have posted a 13-0 record in cross country SUN/DAVID BROW.
Deval Patrick speaks Tuesday night at the grand opening of the UTEC's new home on Hurd Street SUN/David H Brow.
President Barack Obama wipes his brow as he speaks during a town hall meeting at Lower Hannah's Bend Park in Cannon Falls, Minn.
Cheryl Potter Browe, Charlevoix County clerk ( November 29, 2012 ).
Fill in your eyebrows to create a natural, fuller-looking brow.
The percentage of health care dollars dedicated to brow-mopping plummeted.
In fact, Martin Janecky is sweating, wiping his brow with a tattered sleeve.
NEA resorts to 'low brow' metaphor .
How to pluck and fill-in your brows for the most flattering look.
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In science:

In Sections 3-5, on a suitable probability space, we construct {Sn ; n ≥ 1} and a planar Brownian motion {Wt ; t ≥ 0} and show that in the above L2 asymptotic expansion for |R(ζλ )| we can replace λΓk ,λ(ζλ ) by γk (ζ , W (λ−1 )), the renormalized intersection local times for the planar Brow= Wλ−1 t/√λ−1 ; t ≥ 0}.
An almost sure invariance principle for the range of planar random walks
Background light curves for all nine observations were inspected using EV EN T BROW SER in the Tools for ACIS Real-time Analysis (TARA; Broos et al. 2000) software package.5 All but two are free from significant flaring and are stable to within ≈20%.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Ad) on a small fraction of users (he may pay for these users) such that it can be easily found by other users via social browsing (or as many users as possible can find such an Ad by social brows ing).
Random-walk domination in large graphs: problem definitions and fast solutions
We shall soon scale down this high-browed language of forms to that of everyday tensor analysis.
A Generalized ``Surfaceless'' Stokes' Theorem
General case When developing a large scale MLDB, it is no longer possible to select existing interlingual acceptions by d irec t ly brows ing through the accep t ion d ic t ionary .
Interlingual Lexical Organisation for Multilingual Lexical Databases in NADIA
Ad (i): Because the n-dimensional vectors in Brow are independent |Brow | ≤ n and |I | ≤ n follow immediately.
Efficient tests for equivalence of hidden Markov processes and quantum random walks
Since at most Σ words are added to Crow upon discovery of an n-dimensional vector which is linearly independent of those in Brow , we have |Crow | ≤ |Σ | · n and hence at most |Σ | · n iterations.
Efficient tests for equivalence of hidden Markov processes and quantum random walks
Title: UserName disapears, when I brows in Asset table.
Software Design Document, Testing, and Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS - a Team 1 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
AU 1 is the action of raising the Inner Brow.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
AU 2 is the action of raising the Outer Brow.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Their studies show that occlusion of the mouth leads to inaccuracies in the recognition of anger, fear, happiness and sadness whereas the occlusion of the eyes (and brows) leads to a dip in the recognition accuracy of disgust and surprise .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Beyond high-brow theoretical consequences, these recent developments involving “M-theory” may have rather drastic and far-reaching phenomenological/experimental consequences, giving an unforseeable twist to the whole unification and SUSY model building program.
Theoretical Summary
This represents a low brow implementation of the non linearity of gravitation .
Spooky black holes : gravitational self energy and space curvature
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