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    orbital bone

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "orbital bone"?

    A make-up artist says about a girl that "she needs a better understanding of her orbital bone"

    waiting for the answer
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: orbital bone

    " In anatomy, the orbital bone is the cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated."-Dictionary.


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    Re: orbital bone

    As Reemy stated, the orbital bone is the bone that surrounds the eye socket. If a make-up artist refers to understanding the orbital bone, he is suggesting that the person in question needs to learn the appropriate cosmetic techniques suitable to her overall facial structure. Does she have deep-set eyes that appear to be sunken behind her cheek bones? Proper make-up can make her eyes "pop" and appear to be larger and more protrudant than they really are.

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    Re: orbital bone

    There are actually seven orbital bones (on each side). The orbit is not a single bone, strictly speaking:
    Orbit (anatomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: orbital bone

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There are actually seven orbital bones (on each side). The orbit is not a single bone, strictly speaking:
    Orbit (anatomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    So, back to grammar, do you mean that the original sentence should read
    "she needs a better understanding of her orbital bones"?

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    Re: orbital bone

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    So, back to grammar, do you mean that the original sentence should read
    "she needs a better understanding of her orbital bones"?
    No, I wouldn't go that far. "Orbital bone" can refer to the bone around her orbit, without referring to a specific bone or bones.

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    Re: orbital bone

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There are actually seven orbital bones (on each side). The orbit is not a single bone, strictly speaking:
    Orbit (anatomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Thanks - I didn't know that - which made the word confusing, as if the bone were revolving (like an 'orbital motorway' or an 'orbital sander'!)

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