cat's eye

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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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Catseyes had made him a millionaire although I don't think it changed him very much: he remained bluff, idiosyncratic, without pretension and totally Yorkshire.
It took me six months, because I was only a young chap, to get Catseyes down,' he said in an interview in 1998.
The names sum it up - Catseyes are to be replaced with Solarlites.
But a spokesman for the Department of Transport, said the catseyes plan was a non-starter.
Speed cameras have to be clearly visible, bright yellow and signposted, putting them in catseyes is not going to happen.
Brynle Williams, Conservative North Wales Assembly Member, said, 'Richard seems totally obsessed with speeding, and speed cameras do a lot of good, but has the catseyes idea been costed?
Catseyes were invented by Percy Shaw in 1934 when he swerved in fog near Halifax to avoid a cat whose eyes his headlights picked out in the gloom.
TINY cameras could be hidden in Catseyes to catch speeding motorists under plans by Britain's traffic police chief.
Conversations with the former cricketer on farming, wind farms, red kites and the inventor of catseyes were punctuated with donations, cheering crowds and trays of sandwiches, chocolate and oranges.