WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Beetle-Browed

The heir has graduated, the family has returned from our trek to various US National Parks…it’s time to get back to work.

So of course I’m distracted down a rabbit hole of weird research. God bless the UK National Portrait Gallery.

Beetle-Browed

One having thick projecting eyebrows.

John Clare by William Hilton, 1820, National Portrait Gallery UK

Charles James Fox by Karl Anton Hickel, 1794, National Portrait Gallery UK

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1771-1773, National Portrait Gallery UK

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by Edwin Landseer, 1824, National Portrait Gallery UK

Thomas Paine by Laurent Dabos, 1791, National Portrait Gallery UK

William (Thomas) Beckford by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1782, National Portrait Gallery UK

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) by Gilbert Stuart, 1787, National Portrait Gallery UK

Slang term taken from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

One thought on “WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Beetle-Browed

  1. “Three of the gentlemen had levelled their quizzing-glasses at him; and one, whom he judged to be his grandfather, was scowling at him from under a beetling brow. For a nerve-racking minute no one spoke, or moved…” — Georgette Heyer, The Unknown Ajax

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