Definition of Cat's eye

1. Noun. Any of various gems (as chrysoberyl or chalcedony) that reflect light when cut in a rounded shape.

Generic synonyms: Opaque Gem

Definition of Cat's eye

1. Noun. (British NZ) (context: usually in plural) A small reflective disc placed on a road surface as a marking that can be seen even at night. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cat's Eye

casus belli
casus foederis
cat's-eye pupil
cat's-eye syndrome
cat's cradle
cat's cradles
cat's eye
cat's feet
cat's foot
cat's game
cat's meow
cat's pajamas
cat's paw
cat's pyjamas
cat's silver
cat's whisker
cat's whiskers
cat-bite disease
cat-bite fever

Literary usage of Cat's eye

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1. Solutions of the Problems and Riders Proposed in the Senate-house by William Magan Campion, William Walton (1864)
"at the same distance from the cat,s eye, the line joining them being horizontal and perpendicular to the axis of the cylinder. ..."

2. A Treatise on Gems in Reference to Their Practical and Scientific Value: A by Lewis Feuchtwanger (1838)
"CAT,S-EYE. The name of this mineral is derived from the peculiar play of light perceptible on its surface, by which it resembles the rays of light in the ..."

3. Longmans' 'ship' Literary Readers: Book III. by Longman (Firm), Longman (Firm (1898)
"A tiger can break a man's legs, and a lion has so CAT S EYE AT NIGHT. CAT S EYE BY DAY. strong a jaw that it can crunch the bones of an ..."

4. Applied Geology by James Vincent Elsden (1899)
"Cat,s eye, quartz and ferric oxides, having a fibrous structure due to the presence of altered crocidolite. Chrysoprase, green chalcedony, coloured by ..."

5. The Manufacture of Varnishes and Kindred Industries: Based on and Including by John Geddes M'Intosh, Achille Livache (1908)
"The same lump is often variegated and striped and banded like agate or cat-s-eye. By lying in the air the milkiness is dissipated but the resin becomes ..."

6. A Manual of Mineralogy by Arthur Aikin (1814)
"... W. CAT-S-EYE. Katzenauge W. Quarz-agathe chatoyant H. Occurs massive and in loose pieces; fracture small-conchoidal-passing into even, ..."

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