Its dark eyestripe, bright supercilium
and dark edged crown made it look more like a red-eyed vireo than an old world warbler, but it was a stunning sight.
In this particular episode, Giton was drawing on the ambiguity of vis, which means that the phrase may also be translated as simply "nothing happened." Giton makes his partner jealous only to be desired by him even more intensely; by being admired he will obtain virtually everything (postquam se amari sensit, supercilium
altius sustulit; 91,7).
(93) Alciato, 1548, hh [7v]: "ne scilicet tetricae istius severaeque legalis disciplinae supercilium
imminuerem." See note 16 above.