cat's eye

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cat's eye any of various gems (as chrysoberyl or chalcedony) that reflect light when cut in a rounded shape
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Usage

In literature:

Did I imagine a slight uneasiness in those eyes, a wary readiness in gathered limbs and muscles bulking under the old cat's scant fur?
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Was not its eye as sharp as the cat's, and its movements as quick?
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
One of the black men was a dwarf, gnarly, wrinkled, misshapen, with eyes that blazed like a cat's in the dark.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
The bedraggled cat lapped milk, protected from the resentful jealousy of the station's regular feline attache by the one-eyed cook.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
And his eyes tore away from the now dulled expression in the cat's eyes.
"The Monster" by S. M. Tenneshaw
Cat's-skin grumbled, and they came on, searching the thicket with sun-dazzled eyes.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
But I should have told you one thing: She brought a cat's-head-eye-ring upon her finger.
"State Trials, Political and Social" by Various
Their eyes were yellow and unblinking, and their tails twitched like an angry cat's.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
What he saw in the garden maddened him; his eyes glittered like a cat's that stalks its prey.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Cat's-eye and tiger's-eye owe their peculiar appearance to the presence, within them, of many fine, parallel, silky fibers.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
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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:

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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.
It was born with four eyes, two noses, two mouths and two tongues, but it's just one cat.
Cat's eyes not a friend.
"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats".
Erie County's humane society eyes feral cats.
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.
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.
I mean I guess I can understand why, but isn't the cat smart enough to understand the concept of light reflecting off of a surface and the reversed photons reaching it's eyes.
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