naked eye

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n naked eye the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of objects "it is not safe to look directly at the sun with the naked eye"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On a clear night in the Northern Hemisphere the naked eye can discern some 5000 stars.
    • Naked eye the eye alone, unaided by eyeglasses, or by telescope, microscope, or other magnifying device.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Naked eye the eye unassisted by glasses of any kind
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. nacod; Ger. nackt.

Usage

In literature:

The almost naked Apache was a mass of sinewy muscle, and his beady eyes were fixed upon the prisoner in alert watchfulness.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
These sacs are sufficiently large to be seen with the naked eye.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
You can't see it with the naked eye, but it's there just the same.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
The rest watched them with the naked eye.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
Tittles had no face whatever, as far as could be seen by the naked eye.
"Chasing the Sun" by R.M. Ballantyne
The distance had been too great for the naked eye, and our browned faces and travel-stained habiliments were of themselves a disguise.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
When I dropped my glass I saw him distinctly with the naked eye.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
On post-mortem the number of lesions observable to the naked eye is in marked contrast to the severity of the symptoms noted.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
And my terror became simply a terror that the veils of their eyes might lift, and that they would look at me with their clear, naked sight.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
She was an excellent little vessel, of immense speed, and as she came along at full steam, she was soon visible to the naked eye.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
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In poetry:

In each of her two crystal eyes
Smileth a naked boy;
It would you all in heart suffice
To see that lamp of joy.
"A Praise of his Lady" by Anonymous British
Look farther back! Three centuries!
To where a naked, shivering score,
Snatched from their haunts across the seas,
Stood, wild-eyed, on Virginia's shore.
"Fifty Years (1863-1913)" by James Weldon Johnson
I muse as one in sad surprise
Who seeks his childhood's home once more,
And finds it in a strange disguise
Of vacant rooms and naked floor,
With sudden tear-drops in his eyes.
"An Empty Nest" by James Whitcomb Riley
Soon the purple dark must bruise
Lily and bleeding-heart and rose,
And the little cupid lose
Eyes and ears and chin and nose,
And Jane lie down with others soon,
Naked to the naked moon.
"In Bertram's Garden" by Donald Justice
Cold blows the wind, and while the tear
Bursts trembling from my swollen eyes,
The rain's big drop, quick meets it there,
And on my naked bosom flies!
O pity, all ye sons of Joy,
The little wand'ring Negro-boy.
"The Negro Boy" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
But these have not the rich man's grave
To sleep in when their pain is done.
These were not fit for God to save.
As naked hell-fire is the sun
In their eyes living, and when dead
These have not where to lay their head.
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

'The Girl From the Naked Eye ' more than a noir wannabe.
Supernova 1987A Visible to Naked Eye 25 Years Ago.
Catch the planets with your naked eye .
Stephen James O'Meara's Secret Sky: Extreme observing: naked-eye galaxies.
Presented as a story in the nonexistent Dark Mystery pulp mag, The Girl from the Naked Eye respectively refers to a call girl and the club where she worked.
Not Just Seen With The Naked Eye .
Turn the river naked-eye Comet-clean.
The International Space Station was visible to the naked eye recently as it passed over Southern California the other night.
The great thing about the Perseids is the ability to view the fireballs with the naked eye.
ASHKELON, Israel — To the naked eye, the white, powdery substance appeared to be plaster.
Planets and stars are different types of objects, yet they look alike to the naked eye.
To the naked eye, it may appear newspapers love bad news.
Can be seen with naked eye at certain times of year.
Images That Can't Be Seen With the Naked Eye.
1) Can you see bedbugs with the naked eye.
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In science:

Astronomy began as a visual science, first through careful observations of the sky using either an eyepiece or the naked eye, then on to the preservation of those images with photographic media and finally the digital encoding of that information via CCDs.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
Keywords: GRB, prompt optical emission, optical flashes, robotic tele scopes, GRB080319B, naked-eye burst PACS: 98.70.
Prompt optical observations of GRBs with "Pi of the Sky" system
The maximal brightness of the optical transient reached 5.3m which means that the event which occurred in a distance of almost 7.5 billion years could be visible with a naked-eye.
Prompt optical observations of GRBs with "Pi of the Sky" system
The obvious candidate is V1500 Cyg, a very fast naked eye nova from 1975.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
Astronomy depends upon observations, which are recorded with naked eyes, films or modern digital detectors.
Enhanced Management of Personal Astronomical Data with FITSManager
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