eyebrow [ī′brou΄]
[ME eiebrou: see EYE + BROW]
1. the bony arch over each eye
2. the arch of hair growing on this
raise an eyebrow or lift an eyebrow
to appear or feel skeptical, surprised, mildly scandalized, etc.

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