Eyebrow

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Eyebrow

In print marketing, a small bit of text placed over the main headline of an advertisement. For example, an eyebrow may read "Local Opera Presents" over the larger headline, "FIGARO."
References in classic literature ?
His hair was scant and sandy, his flat cheeks were pale, his bony wrists and long scholarly hands were pale, too, as though he had lived all his life in the shade.
He waved the light over the whole, as if to typify the light of his scholarly intelligence, and then put it down on the table and stood behind it looking intently at his visitors.
Anyone, it seems, who doesn't subscribe to Europe's denunciations of fascism or who raises an eyebrow when, in an act of utter folly, the Prime Minister makes, unguaranteed promises that the Kosovo Albanians will all go home, is now off-side, biased, or worthy of one of Downing Street's preposterous "health warnings.