second sight

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n second sight apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
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Quotations

  • Natalie Clifford Barney
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    “The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.”

Usage

In literature:

But a few seconds later the reason for the strange sight was made plain.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
She found two sugar-sticks this time, and sight of a second suggested a bold adventure.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
But even as Jack came into sight, the strangers had mastered Me Dain, and in a second he was dragged to the ground.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
In the course of ten weeks he could read slowly, and he knew most of the short words in his primer and second reader by sight.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
I shall not be out of sight, and not away a second.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
But the wheels remained untouched, and in a few seconds the big touring car was out of sight around a bend.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
An old woman or man, supposed to be gifted with second-sight, is sent for.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
Some of her family had had the gift of second sight, but not all of them.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
Henry, indeed, might almost be credited with second-sight into the Emperor's mind.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
In another second down came the big mass of snow with a rush, covering Bunny Brown from sight!
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
Man, it's weel kenned he has the second sight at times.
"Old Man Savarin and Other Stories" by Edward William Thomson
You must be gifted with second sight.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
To the sense of sight in birds, the sense of hearing comes a good second.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
PREMONITIONS AND SECOND SIGHT.
"Real Ghost Stories" by William T. Stead
In a second or two they were out of sight, down one of the sloping pathways.
"The Letter of the Contract" by Basil King
Could it be that Moll had a second sight or something of the sort?
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
I guess it was kind of second sight that steers me over into the corner where there is an A. D. T. branch.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
On the contrary, they might seem second-sight.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
The police superintendent, who was all but run over, stood for a few seconds aghast at the sight and at the action of the engine.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
The first and second nerves are really brain lobes, and nerves of the special senses of smell and sight respectively.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
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In poetry:

"The second night I kept her in sight,
Till to the fire she came,
And, by Mary's might! an Armed Knight
Stood by the lonely flame.
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott
"And yet to you and not to me belong
Those finer instincts that, like second sight
And hearing, catch creation's undersong,
And see by inner light.
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow
Or wild tales of feud and fight,
Witch and troll and second sight
Whispered still where Stornoway
Looks across its stormy bay,
Once the home of Morrisons.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
So I handed her the mirror.
And she would have broken it over my head,
but she caught sight of her own reflection
and that held her spellbound for two seconds
while I fled.
"Intimates" by D H Lawrence
But of their sumptuous marriage and feast,
What brave lords and knights thither were prest,
The SECOND FITT shall set forth to your sight
With marvellous pleasure, and wish-ed delight.
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
My second is a glorious prize
For all who love their wondering eyes
With curious sights to pamper;
But 'tis a sight—which should they meet
All' improviso in the street,
Ye gods! how they would scamper!
"A Riddle (#2)" by Joanna Baillie

In news:

A sighting of the bird, also known as the Eurasian Cuckoo, is only the second recorded in the lower 48, the last time in 1981 on Martha's Vineyard.
Scientists Report Second Sighting of Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos .
BOSTON (AP) — His reach for the presidency thwarted, Mitt Romney stayed out of sight late Tuesday as news organizations including The Associated Press announced that President Barack Obama had won a second term.
They call it second sight.
A large wild cat was spotted in the Sebastopol area Saturday afternoon, the second such sighting in the past couple of days, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.
SECOND SIGHT By Rickey Gard Diamond.
Cougar spotted near Vancouver Island school, second sighting in area this week.
Check out the sights and sounds of Syracuse's second-round Big East Tournament victory over Seton Hall Wednesday night, from Post-Standard staff photographer Dennis Nett.
In a few seconds, the plans are directly in sight.
STRINGTOWN — For the second time in the past few weeks, a mountain lion sighting has been confirmed in southeast Missouri.
SEATTLE — Some familiar sights returned to center stage at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Saturday evening in the form of Scott Suggs, Shawn Kemp Jr and another huge second-half comeback.
Hidden above the thriving storefronts of downtown San Angelo businesses, the second floor stays out of sight.
Second Sight and Retina Implant use different technologies to bring eyesight to the blind.
In the decade since that 12-second sighting, Dranginis has dedicated himself to getting another look.
Rainbow Made with a Shotgun is the Second Prettiest Sight in This Video.
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In science:

Hence, by substituting in the known velocity dispersions in spherical polars (Eqs. 20 and 21), we obtain the second moments of the observable distributions (the line of sight velocities and the proper motions).
Simple Models for the Distribution of Dark Matter
This law is continuous, like its derivative at w = 1, but the second derivative is discontinuous at w = 1, which can seem surprising at first sight.
Random walks and polymers in the presence of quenched disorder
At the first sight it may look strange that we have an action that has only first derivative in it, in contrast with the c = −2 action that has second derivative terms.
Patterned and Disordered Continuous Abelian Sandpile Model
The second panel shows the real part of the (2, 2)-mode for the same configuration, but for an observer whose line-of-sight does not coincide with the direction of the initial total angular momentum.
Towards models of gravitational waveforms from generic binaries: A simple approximate mapping between precessing and non-precessing inspiral signals
At first sight these manifolds may appear to be completely characterized by the number hU i, but actually the system volume V is a second parameter implicit in the definition of U (R).
NVU perspective on simple liquids' quasiuniversality
The analysis of Ref. can provide a second example of a physical context in which at first sight there appears to be a good chance for Planck-scale sensitivity but then it emerges that a comprehensive phenomenological analysis requires a combination of too many assumptions about the Planck-scale regime.
A perspective on Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
Barton and collaborators find a second anticorrelation between SF and line of sight velocity separation between the two galaxies in each pair.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
For example: the first and second order gravity monopole deflections go as p−1 and p−2 while the solar quadrupole deflection goes as p−3 , with p(t) being a laser signal’s evolving impact parameter; the quadrupole moment’s deflection has further latitude dependence if spacecraft lines of sight are so located.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
At first sight this means a threat for the second law of thermodynamics as these collapsed ob jects are the most entropic entities of our world.
Relic gravitational waves in the expanding Universe
Second, only a fraction f ((cid:28) ) of all the regions yielding a certain optical depth (cid:28) will not have collided with shocked gas, merging into systems yielding the absorption lines, and will also not be superposed with absorption from other regions having the same velocity along the line of sight.
THE GUNN-PETERSON EFFECT FROM UNDERDENSE REGIONS IN A PHOTOIONIZED INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM
Several quasars have been observed to have multiple images separated by a few arc seconds; this phenomenon is interpreted as arising from gravitational lensing of the source quasar by a galaxy along the line of sight.
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe
In the second class of models, BALQSO are normal quasars but viewed at a particular inclination such that our line-of-sight intercept a wind of material blown-off the surface of the accretion disk or the top of the molecular torus (e.g.
ISO observations of the radio-loud BALQSO 1556+3517
At first sight the second approach seems to be more appealing since there the reconstructed transport equation shares with the exact equation the full conservation of the particle number.
Towards a test particle description of transport processes for states with continuous mass spectra
Second, the additional lensing galaxies are placed at random angles around the line-of-sight, so that the expectation value of their combined shear averages to zero.
Weak Gravitational Lensing
Secondly, it should be noted that the size of velocity differences in different emission lines does not represent scattering around an average value but rather is due to the fact that emission has its origin at different positions along the line of sight.
Rotation of Jets from Young Stars: New Clues from the Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph
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