Bee"tle-browed` (?), a. [OE. bitelbrowed; cf. OE. bitel, adj., sharp, projecting, n., a beetle. See Beetle an insect.]

Having prominent, overhanging brows; hence, lowering or sullen.

⇒ The earlier meaning was, "Having bushy or overhanging eyebrows."

 

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