Beetle brow

Beetle brow
Beetle brow Bee"tle brow` An overhanging brow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • beetle-browed — adjective sullen or unfriendly in appearance • Syn: ↑scowling • Similar to: ↑unfriendly * * * /beet l browd /, adj. 1. having heavy projecting eyebrows. 2. scowling or sullen. [1325 75; ME bitel browed, prob. with …   Useful english dictionary

  • beetle-browed — /beet l browd /, adj. 1. having heavy projecting eyebrows. 2. scowling or sullen. [1325 75; ME bitel browed, prob. with bitel sharp( edged), OE *bitel (see BEETLE1); see BROW, ED3] * * * …   Universalium

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  • beetle-browed — /ˈbitl braʊd/ (say beetl browd) adjective 1. having heavy projecting eyebrows. 2. scowling; sullen. {Middle English bitel browed, from bitel biting + brow + ed3. See beetle1} …   Australian English dictionary

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