Cat's-eye

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cat's-eye kăts"ī` (Min) A variety of quartz or chalcedony, exhibiting opalescent reflections from within, like the eye of a cat. The name is given to other gems affording like effects, esp. the chrysoberyl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cat's-eye a beautiful variety of quartz, so called from the resemblance which the reflection of light from it bears to the light that seems to emanate from the eye of a cat
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cat; found also in Celt., Slav., Ar., Finn, &c.

Usage

In literature:

The Black Cat's twinkling eyes had no charm for Billy.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
She has owl's eyes, a fox's face, and cat's claws.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
His eyes, a flaming red in color, were large and vertically-slitted, like a cat's.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
Up went the cat's back, bristle went her tail, her eyes shot sparks, and she bounded to the top of her mistress's chair.
"The Carbonels" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Dat Cat-Eye Mose, he's monstrous fond ob walkin'!
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
We ain't got cat's eyes, and we can't see like them speckydillo chaps as we hear going about in the woods o' nights.
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
An' Jimmie Bronson's goin' to keep an eye on the cat an' dog.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
In the wink of a cat's eye I'll have that collar from off thy throat, and no man be the wiser.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
The pupils of the cat's eyes are very large in the dark.
"Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes" by Jane Andrews
In the center of his back was a large cat's-head, with wonderfully squinting eyes.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
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In poetry:

Eyes budded like a cat's by day,
They only show sufficient light
To keep her little house all clean-
And flowered full large at night.
"Shooting Stars" by William H Davies
That's how one strokes a cat or bird
Or looks at slender lady riders…
Just laughter in his quiet eyes,
Beneath his light gold lashes.
"In The Evening" by Anna Akhmatova
Sleepless, I see the slumberous boors
Their blurred eyes blink, their eyelids fall:
Thought's eager sight
Aches--overbright!
Within low doors the boozy boors
Cat-naps take in pipe-bowl light.
"The Bench Of Boors" by Herman Melville
That night the Jolly Miller, says he, "It's Wifey dear,
That cat o' yourn, I'd kill her!--her actions is so queer,--
She rubbin' 'ginst the grindstone-legs,
And yowlin' at the sky--
And I 'low the moon haint greener
Than the yaller of her eye!"
"The Jolly Miller" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Of small yellow flowers called cat's-eyes (but to.
Rae Bermanoff may look like the quintessential Brooklyn hipster, but beneath the cat's-eye glasses and artisan jewelry lurks the heart of a 19th-century peasant.
Get Ashley Greene's Smokey Cat Eye.
My Cat's Eye Looks Cloudy.
"It's a sexier version of a cat eye".
"Do I see with my own very eyes a man who's not heard of a jellicle cat.".
MARLBORO — Corkscrews, cat's eyes, Popeyes, tigers, parrots, oxbloods, onionskins, and ketchup and mustards — welcome to the wonderful world of marbles.
One-eyed cat's dash for stardom.
"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats".
Erie County's humane society eyes feral cats.
According to the hunter , the cat walked parallel to him at about 35 yards as he left his hunting blind, made eye contact with him, then circled in front of the hunter 's path.
It's not that we don't find her gold dress to be thrilling, but we're way more focused on her shimmery cat eye, her bronzed cheeks, and pale lip.
But don't despair if your wife or girlfriend has it locked on the TV: there's ample eye candy for those of us who have to suffer through the cat-fights and backstabbing.
You thought you had Cat Power 's Chan Marshall pegged — and maybe grown a little nervous that her smooth, smoky voice and increasingly carefree demeanor had settled into a blue-eyed soul groove that would soundtrack hipster dinner parties.
Precise Micro Eyeliner, available in four colors, glides on like a cream liner but stays put like a liquid, featuring a very fine pointed tip for precision and looks ranging from a fine, invisible line to a retro cat's-eye look.
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