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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Either of the two corners of the eye, specifically where the upper and lower eyelids meet, known as the inner and outer canthus.
From Latin canthus, from Greek kanthos (corner of the eye). Earliest documented use: 1646.
“There was a dip in the arc from Mick’s inner canthus to the top of his eyelid that moved me. No matter how widely Mick smiled, he still had that aching arch.”
Martha Moody; Sometimes Mine; Riverhead; 2009.
“I began to think of the artist as a sort of antenna, picking up invisible signals from across time and space (this impression was likely bolstered by the way they wear their eyeliner: antenna-like, drawn an inch or so past each outer canthus).”
Julia Felsenthal; Artist’s Questionnaire; The New York Times; Mar 23, 2023.
See more usage examples of canthus in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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