eyehole

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eyehole a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar
    • n eyehole a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eyehole A circular opening to recive a hook, cord, ring, or rope; an eyelet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eyehole A hole or an opening, as in a mask, or in a curtain or door, through which one may look; a peep-hole.
    • n eyehole A circular opening, as in a bar, to receive a pin, hook, rope, or ring; an eye.
    • n eyehole One of the three orifices of a cocoanut. Also eye-spot.
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Usage

In literature:

In the eyeholes of the skull two opals flamed with an evil levin.
"The Cruise of the Jasper B." by Don Marquis
He gazed through the eyeholes, which were rather too far apart, in rapt admiration.
"Long Live the King" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He beheld her a skull with a lamp behind the eyeholes.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Next he cut eyeholes in it and fastened to it a loop made of a short strip of buckskin.
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
It seemed solid, without even an eyehole in it.
"Rung Ho!" by Talbot Mundy
He could not see very well, because of a silk mask tied upon his face, and the eyeholes of which were badly cut.
"Tales of Chinatown" by Sax Rohmer
She seemed to grow taller, while a repelling light flashed from the eyeholes of the grey mask.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
The Count of Perche was slain by a sword-thrust through the eyehole of his helmet.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
A handkerchief cut with eyeholes concealed his face.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Then he sat down beside her, and through the eyeholes of his mask, he looked straight into her eyes.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
Hastily she ripped the linen in half, cut out eyeholes, and tied the mask about her head.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Fandor, who could see through the eyeholes of the mask, supple as skin, stared about him with intense curiosity.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
His slanted eyes showed keen and watchful through the eyeholes of the mask he already wore, as he surveyed the preparations.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
A mere eyehole of a window in the corner looked upon the court-yard.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens
His head was completely swathed in a hood of lead-cloth, broken only by twin eyeholes of green glass.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Wrought of black and gleaming steel, it presented an unhuman visage of slitted eyeholes and a barred slot for breathing.
"Black Amazon of Mars" by Leigh Brackett
Over the eyeholes I contrived square flaps or blinkers, which were so arranged with whalebone springs that they closed tightly of themselves.
"The Swiss Family Robinson" by Jean Rudolph Wyss
Those eyeholes are plumb gashly.
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
A staple through an eyehole in the bar secured the other end of it to the rocks.
"The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine" by Frank R. Stockton
The helmet has usually three eyeholes, covered with strong glass, and protected with guards.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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In news:

Cut out eyeholes somewhere unobtrusive.
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