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    Ask a word

    Hi,

    Everyone knows eyelid;we have upper one and the lower one. Okay, here is my question. I am looking for a word that describes single-folded and double-folded eyelid. Let me draw you a picture to help you understand what I'm saying.

    =.= double-folded eyelid

    -,- single-folded eyelid


    Is there any specific word for that?

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    Hmmm,

    while there may well be a special medical term, I think that it is comonly refered to just the way that you used it: single-fold eyelids and double-fold eyelids.

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    Hooded????

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Hooded????
    I googled it and found the expressions single-fold eyelid and double-fold eyelid, as well as single eyelid and double eyelid.

    :)

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    Re: Ask a word

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Hi,

    Everyone knows eyelid;we have upper one and the lower one. Okay, here is my question. I am looking for a word that describes single-folded and double-folded eyelid. Let me draw you a picture to help you understand what I'm saying.

    =.= double-folded eyelid

    -,- single-folded eyelid


    Is there any specific word for that?
    In addition,

    The fold created in the double-eyelid surgery procedure is called a supratarsal fold.

    Read more...


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    Your waving hands at the end of your reply looked queer! It is as if you were a beneficiary of 'eye work' and you are recruiting me to join you.

    Oh well, I have to think about it! Mines are double alreay. =.=

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Your waving hands at the end of your reply looked queer! It is as if you were a beneficiary of 'eye work' and you are recruiting me to join you.

    Oh well, I have to think about it! Mines are double alreay. =.=
    In North American English "queer" means, gay, homosexual.

    When I live in Canada, I heard nothing about double-eyelid surgery. I never even knew it existed until that is I moved to Japan. I saw a documentary on it a couple of months ago: Teenage girls in Taiwan were having the procedure done! :? It's not something I understand, but if it makes a person feel better about themselves, then there's no harm in it, I guess. That reminds me, have you heard about the tongue slicing going on in South Korea. Agh.

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    Casiopea, I have seen quite some people having their tongue pierced here at USA.
    I don't know how they eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    Casiopea, I have seen quite some people having their tongue pierced here at USA.
    I don't know how they eat.
    What's going on in South Korea (i.e., tongue slicing) is mild in comparison to tongue piercing. :(

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    claude Guest
    Are those pierced tongue guys called punks?
    I heared about some South Korean sliced their tongues in order to speak English well, with shorter tongues.

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