Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having black eyebrows. Hence: Gloomy; dismal; threatening; forbidding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having black eyebrows; gloomy; dismal; threatening: as, “a black-browed gust,”

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Examples

  • He isn't only torn between the male beloved ("lord of my love", the fair angel, more lovely and temperate than a summer's day) and the black-browed female whose eyes are nothing like the sun and whose breath "reeks" (the contrast between these extremes seems almost parodistic).

    Love in literature

  • This gentleman, who collected fine editions and was a patron of literature, paid blackmail to a heavy-jowled, black-browed boss of a municipal machine.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • South Jason, an island about four miles long, supports populations of black-browed albatross (also known as mollymawks), endangered rockhopper penguin, Magellanic penguin, and prions (a small white seabird similar to a petrel).

    Nikolas Kozloff: WikiLeaks: Governments Fear Environmentalists

  • For the first time she was unafraid of this big-bodied, black-browed men with the hairy-matted hands and fingers.

    CHAPTER XII

  • This gentleman, who collected fine editions and was an especial patron of literature, paid blackmail to a heavy-jowled, black-browed boss of a municipal machine.

    What Life Means to Me

  • Some strange men come to see Tom, men "with the reminiscent roll of the sea in their gait," others "black-browed ruffians," others "fever-burnt and sallow."

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • The strange men who came to visit Tom Travers -- some "with the reminiscent roll of the sea in their gait"; others "black-browed ruffians"; others "fever-burnt and sallow" soldiers of fortune, adventurers, freelancers of the world -- were the kind of men London knew and admired.

    “I turn out each morning a thousand words of fiction.”

  • A black-browed beauty, tall, slender, and mute, serving wine and mead about the prince's table without a smile, except occasionally the malicious and grieving smile with which she plagued the cleric they said was her father, reminding him on what thin ice he walked, and how she could shatter it under him if she so pleased.

    His Disposition

  • Snowy owls bred on Fetlar; the lone black-browed albatross was still trying its luck with the gannets at Hermaness.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Seven bird species in this region are registered in the Red Data Book of Mongolia. 36 species are included in Appendix II of CITES, and 2 species are included in CITES Appendix I. Groves of Puccinellia-Typhaceae are the main habitat for bearded tit (Panurus biarmicus), black-browed reed warbler (Acrocephalus bistrigceps), and great reed warbler (Acroceohalus arundinaceus).

    Daurian forest steppe

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