Origin of eyelidMiddle English eielid, eien lidd: see eye and lid
Either of two folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the exposed portion of the eyeball.
- Although white eyeliner can be used in a retro-like fashion when applied as a thin line across the upper eyelid, applying eyeliner in an inverted v-shape on the inner corner of the eye will instantly make eyes appear large and wide awake.
- Red inside eyelid, shown in bloodhounds and St Bernards.
- In them areas are found whence stimuli excite movements of this or that finger alone, of the upper lip without the lower, of the tip only of the tongue, or of one upper eyelid by itself.
- There is also pain in the eyelid, redness of the eye, and flow of tears.
- Seps, of the Mediterranean countries and south-western Asia, has a transparent disk on the lower eyelid which is movable; limbs very short or reduced to mere vestiges.