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Raise this in surprise listening to Cockney intellectual? (7)


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'raise this in surprise listening to cockney intellectual?' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for eyebrow that I've seen before include "one's raised disapprovingly" , "this might be raised in surprise" , "Facial hair (that can be raised)" , "What's raised in surprise" , "Arched line of facial hair" .)

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