The armed eye

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • The armed eye strengthened with a magnifying-glass, as opp. to naked eye
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Quotations

  • John Newton
    John Newton
    “If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear. His eye is upon us, His arm over us, His ear open to our prayer--His grace sufficient, His promises unchangeable.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. arma; cog. with Arm.

Usage

In literature:

While I was sitting there, in the arm-chair, waiting for you, I closed my eyes, and do you know what I saw?
"Hadda Padda" by Godmunder Kamban
St. George saw the flash in the boy's eyes, and stretching out his hand laid it on Harry's arm.
"Kennedy Square" by F. Hopkinson Smith
No, there was the oath of office, and the government that administered it had been found long-armed and Argus-eyed.
"Zone Policeman 88" by Harry A. Franck
Zerbino, with his eyes full of tears, carefully collected all the scattered arms.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
Yet, dimly, from the corner of his eye, he saw her, a pale shadow, turned to stone, with her arms out.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
The young man struck his hand from his arm and his eyes fairly blazed.
"Graustark" by George Barr McCutcheon
When, awakened by the sharp pangs in my arm, I opened my eyes again, the dawn was breaking.
"Ayesha" by H. Rider Haggard
At the last line Uncle Henry flung his arm out wide, and the child felt as though the deer had made his great leap there, before her eyes.
"Understood Betsy" by Dorothy Canfield
Mrs. Catherwood, with her hand on her husband's arm, with red eyes, is scanning those faces for the sight of George.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Steel the arm and sharpen the eyes of him whom Thou didst choose for Thy sword!
"Joshua, Complete" by Georg Ebers
After this mad act he stood over his victim with out-stretched legs, folded arms, and rolling eyes, as if rooted to the earth.
"Homo Sum, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Brown could see naked arms being raised to shade the eyes and other brown arms pointing.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
The next morning she woke in the arms of the wise woman; the horror had vanished from her sight, and two heavenly eyes were gazing upon her.
"A Double Story" by George MacDonald
He threw himself into my arms, keeping one eye, I could not help noticing, on the parcels.
"The Professional Aunt" by Mary C.E. Wemyss
The Lady Sad-Eyes is as a child in your arms and her you must bear to safety.
"She and Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
She stretches out her arms to him, her eyes burn with woman's love, her breast heaves, and above the image frowns and threatens.
"The Ancient Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
He drew back quickly, clutched the shell with his arms, and shut his eyes.
"The Great Stone of Sardis" by Frank R. Stockton
The woman eyed the child in her arms with a frowning expression of doubt.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
Sir Charles leaned his arm on the mantel-piece, and eyed the pair; for all this was a new world of feeling to him.
"A Terrible Temptation" by Charles Reade
She had the foot of a fairy: the arms, neck, flashing eyes of a little brown huntress of Diana.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
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In poetry:

But oh, the little wood-path
It knew, it was wise,
It led me to your waiting arms,
To your lips, your eyes!
"The Wood-Path" by Margaret Widdemer
To the dark vault of heaven,
To the eyes of my Beloved,
I uplift my arms devoutly,
And beseech them and implore them:
"The North Sea -- First Cycle" by Heinrich Heine
I'll read my triumph in thine eyes,
Behold, and prove the change;
Then leave, perchance, my noble prize,
Once more in arms to range.
"Passion" by Charlotte Bronte
To close the eye, and close the ear,
Wrapped in a trance of bliss,
And, gently drawn in loving arms,
To swoon to that — from this, —
"The Other World" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Her eyes were filled with sudden strange alarms;
She heard the westering waters change and chime;
She heard the distant tumult of her arms
Defeated, not by courage, but by Time.
"The Phantom Fleet" by Alfred Noyes
When fate has torn from the fond mother's arms
The tender hope her bosom fed, to thee
She flies;--and ere decay
Can mar his beauteous prey
Her arching eyes, amid their grief, can see,
Still dawning bright, to them, its early-blighted charms.
"Ode" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

Right arm tucked into a black sling, weary eyes betraying a decided lack of sleep, Ben Roethlisberger tried to stay positive after the worst.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi had eyes for Gregg Valentino, a k a "The Man With the Biggest Arms in the World," at the Admirals Club at Los Angeles International Airport.
Watch Victor Marx disarm an armed assailant in the blink of an eye.
We could barely believe our eyes when we opened the July 2 edition of Star magazine and saw a photograph of our mayor grinning out from its pages with Melrose Place 's Daphne Zuniga on his arm.
Lauren is the young Dallas model who lost part of her left arm and her left eye when she was hit by a spinning airplane propeller at a Dallas area airport.
Radar Reporter With her marriage meltdown in the forefront of the public eye and the strong arm of the Church of Scientology looming over her, it's no surprise that Katie Holmes is under intense pressure and the stress is clearly taking.
Right arm tucked into a black sling, weary eyes betraying a decided lack of sleep, Ben Roethlisberger tried to stay positive after the worst — and by far the most harrowing — injury of his career.
Funeral services were Monday, July 23, 2012 at Canfield Christian Church for Walter Emerson Coy , 99, who closed his eyes for a short rest and woke up in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, July 14, at Park Manor Nursing Home, Park Falls, Wis.
Right arm tucked into a black sling, weary eyes betraying a decided lack of sleep, Ben Roethlisberger tried to stay positive after the worst – and by far the most harrowing – injury of his career.
Laser Devices, Inc Announces the First Eye-Safe Small Arms Infrared Laser Pointers.
Many melanomas pop up on the face and arms but they can also develop in other areas of the body, including the eye, underneath nails and inside the nose and mouth.
Have kids create rock friends by painting and decorating the rocks with googly eyes, yarn for hair, and chenille wires for arms or legs.
The prosecutor was cut near the left eye, on his side and under his right arm, officials said.
The World Bank and its private-sector lending arm, the International Finance Corpo-ration, brought good news in September to Africa business watchers, particularly those with an eye on countries south of the Sahara Desert.
If you watched the arm amputation in 127 Hours through your fingers last year, while your friends simply closed their eyes, you'll know the scene relied less on gore than sound effects.
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In science:

The FTS is a dual output interferometer with a cat’s eye mirror combination in each arm, which are afocal, offaxis reflective systems made of a large concave mirror and a small convex mirror, instead of cube corners traditionnally used.
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
With this design the two cat’s eyes can be installed in the same carriage for an OPD change by a push-pull motion of the two arms (Sect. 7.1).
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
At t = 0.8 Gyrs, when the bar and spiral are well developed, we selected 60 particles located in the part of the spiral arm which is near the tip of the bar, roughly where we estimated by eye that the L2 Lagrangian point would lie (cf. left panel of Fig. 1).
Manifold-driven spirals in N-body barred galaxy simulations
The WFS for the right eye of LBT has the green and red arms exchanged.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
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