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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.
A THE question about Catseyes reminded me that in the 1940s when Percy Shaw's invention went into mass production, I worked in the Lightcastings Foundry at Newton Chambers in Sheffield where I made thousands of cores for their castings.
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.
A P E RCY Shaw of Halifax, Yorkshire, invented Catseyes in 1933.
The names sum it up - Catseyes are to be replaced with Solarlites.
BRIGHTER solar-powered studs on roads are to replace Catseyes.
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.