eye-drop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eye-drop a method of irrigating the eye used by ophthalmologists
    • n eye-drop a drop from an eye dropper
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Eye-drop (Shak.) a tear
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Quotations

  • Sylvia Plath
    Sylvia Plath
    “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. éage; cf. Goth. augo, Ger. auge, Dut. oog, Ice. auga.

Usage

In literature:

I'll drop a line to Lambert to keep an eye on him.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
His eyes dropped, and his infirm foot trailed heavily along the floor.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
But the principal dropped his eyes and tapped his blotter with the tip of the pencil he held.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Joe, scowling and avoiding Bela's eye, dropped into the seat the other man had vacated.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The bushranger stared him steadily in the eyes; his hand had dropped once more upon the butt of his revolver.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
The medicine man turned to look at him, then hesitated and dropped his eyes.
"The Windy Hill" by Cornelia Meigs
Eagle-eye poured the water into the hole, while Chew-chew dropped in a piece of meat.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
The other's eyes dropped, and a grayness stole over his features.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
Blixie dropped her eyes before him and threw smiles at him.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
Her jaw dropped, and she died with her glazing eyes upon Susie's face.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Her eyes dropped to the ticket in her lap.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
He dropped his eyes and began to play for time.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
His keen eyes could see that the bear was badly wounded and liable to drop at any minute.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
The sweat-drops ran down into the Dop Doctor's eyes as he remembered that.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
He could fancy he saw the work drop on her knee, and the blue eyes raised.
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
The gentle mothers told their tale, A tear-drop in each eye.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
His eyes dropped to my level.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Her head fell forward and her eyes dropped.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
She dropped Jock's arm as if it hurt her, and turned to her husband in the twinkling of an eye.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
Arkady dropped his eyes.
"Fathers and Children" by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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In poetry:

But Summer cleared my happier eyes
With drops of some celestial juice,
To see how Beauty underlies
Forevermore each form of use.
"Beaver Brook" by James Russell Lowell
That glad thou may'st, when drops are gone,
Joy in the spacious sea:
When incomes fail, then still upon
Thy Husband keep thine eye.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Of eyes, my dear children,
Yours are not the first,
Through whose teary lashes,
In soft, pitying splashes,
The warm drops have burst
"The Babes In The Wood" by Clara Doty Bates
Your eyes are like the drops of dew
That's on the rose at morn;
Your breath is like the scented breeze
Blown from the blooming thorn.
"Lines On A Gentleman's Son" by Susannah Hawkins
And one fair Maid of modest air
Gazed on me with her eye of blue;
I saw the tear-drop gathering there--
How could I say to her, Adieu!
"A Dream Of Life" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
In that dear drop I have no share,
That trembles in her melting eye;
Nor is my love the tender care
That bids her heave that anxious sigh.
"Song #2" by Joanna Baillie

In news:

Student Accused of Putting Eye Drops In Salad Dressing .
Of silence, later, when nurses listen, then drop their eyes, sleep upright.
Now that's a few drops of the salty stuff in your eyes.
His sights set squarely on 2,000 yards, Adrian Peterson's latest jaw-dropping performance also made sure the Minnesota Vikings can keep their eyes on the playoffs.
I didn't see any eye-catching displays at the Walmart in Latham earlier this week when I dropped in to check on the rollout of Bluebird, the new prepaid-card account just unveiled by the mega-retailer and American Express .
In a blend of eye candy, how-to advice and name dropping, Robert and Cortney Novogratz share 20 design projects in their latest book, "Home by Novogratz" (Artisan Books, $35).
New York drops eye test for driver's license renewal.
00 AM on 11/26, issued at 2:39 AM Alma, GA Baxley, GA Blackshear, GA Bristol, GA. Study Suggests That Lenses Laced With Pain Meds Could One Day Replace Regular Eye Drops.
If you intend to make it through all nine of the films, which screen consecutively for nearly 24 hours, you're going to need the commitment of a Buddhist monk, eye drops, sustenance beyond a tub of popcorn and probably a nap or two.
Beware eye drops, nasal sprays: Healthy Living.
Northstar eyes Twins in ridership drop.
Make sure that your keep an eye out for T- Pain 's new album "Revolver" which is scheduled to drop on Dec,6th,2011.
When Life Flashes Before Your Eyes: A 15-Story Drop to Study the Brain's Internal Timewarp.
When Sacramento's DJ Shadow (aka Josh Davis) dropped his '96 debut, Endtroducing, it was an eye-opener for those who thought hip hop required simply a 4/4 beat, some wickety-wiks and a rapper or two.
Bausch & Lomb is rolling its new Soothe Xtra Hydration lubricant eye drops in the United States.
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In science:

He drops the gold-bug through the right eye socket and it falls to the ground.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
They then realise Jupiter has dropped the bug through the wrong eye socket.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
Points labeled in the figure are O (centre of tree), a (drop point through left eye socket), b (drop point through right eye socket), A (first digging site), B (second digging site).
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
From the wording in the story, it is not entirely clear whether the 50 feet to the centre of the two holes is measured from the eye socket drop points a and b, as we have taken it, or from the tree trunk.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
In a 4-night campaign, they obtained a very smooth light curves, which is well eye-fitted by a unique sine function with a 3-day period. A drop of ∼ 10% has been detected in the ultraviolet in a few hours (Edelson et al. 1991).
Very rapid optical variability of PKS 2155-304
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