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cat's eye

[′kats ‚ī]
(lapidary)
Any of several gems cut in convex form, principally from crysoberyl, exhibiting opalescent reflections. Also known as cymophane.

cat’s eye

cat’s eye
A pin knot smaller than ¼ in. (0.6 cm) in diameter.
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Percy invented the cat's eyes in the 1930s after he was inspired by the sight of his car headlights reflected by a real cat's eyes.
Students may think the cat's eye is more like the bicycle reflector because cat's eyes have mirror-like membranes inside them that send light in different directions.
Originally motorists were delighted with the cat's eye studs, which illuminated the A636 Wakefield Road in the Clayton a West area.
The five-inch wide cat's eyes contain cameras which read number plates and record speeds up to 150mph.
Traditional cat's eyes reflect the light from headlights but LEDs flash at about 100 times a second.
Kevin Clinton, of safety organisation RoSPA, said after the case: "Interfering with cat's eyes could lead to a fatal accident.
CAT'S eyes, those stud reflectors that line our roads, are to be replaced by a solar-powered version designed by a London fireman.
PLANS are afoot to hide speed cameras in cat's eyes.
Instead of ordinary reflectors, the cat's eyes are fitted with solar- powered light-emitting diodes.
A sadistic gang of young thugs burned out a cat's eyes with a laser pen.
There are a handful of things to look out for when looking into your cat's eyes.
AFTER playing their debut gig in The Vatican, Cat's Eyes kept the theme going with this show in another church.