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raccoon eye(s)

1. Discoloration in the area surrounding the eye(s) due to an accumulation of blood, as caused by periorbital ecchymosis (i.e., "black eye(s)"). Likened to the black patches around the eyes of a raccoon. He had a pretty bad raccoon eye after the bully punched him in the face. I had raccoon eyes for several days after my car accident.
2. A discoloration immediately around—and especially under—the eye(s) due to the smearing or heavy application of dark-colored makeup. Likened to the black patches around the eyes of a raccoon. She wouldn't have such a problem with raccoon eyes if she didn't wear so much makeup to begin with! Whenever I cry, it causes my makeup to run and give me raccoon eyes.
3. A discoloration immediately around—and especially under—the eye(s) due to prolonged fatigue or lack of sleep. Likened to the black patches around the eyes of a raccoon. I must not sleep very soundly because I always have these raccoon eyes when I wake up.
See also: raccoon
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1) Second, the patient had periorbital ecchymyosis, or raccoon eyes, which also is an indication of skull base pathology.
Say goodbye to raccoon eyes with Celeteque DermoCosmetics' 2-in-1 Eyebag Miracle Kit, a two-component solution to the dark circles under your eyes that may be caused by poor sleep, allergies, hormone levels, or even the food you eat or the genes you're born with.
In the immediate aftermath of the crash, swelling of the brain left her with a condition known as raccoon eyes meaning her face ballooned under the pressure.
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Interestingly, there was no typical raccoon eyes appearance and metastatic involvement of the periorbital tissue on MRI in our case.
And Marley is still a Jacob, but in Bill Condon's very capable hands, he glares menacingly underneath his white makeup and raccoon eyes, bellowing at Scrooge on the song "Chains" like someone having a good time in Purgatory.