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sight:

see visionvision,
physiological sense of sight by which the form, color, size, movements, and distance of objects are perceived. Vision in Humans

The human eye functions somewhat like a camera; that is, it receives and focuses light upon a photosensitive receiver, the retina.
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sight

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Mechanical or optical device for aiming a firearm or for laying a gun or launcher in position.
To aim at a target or aiming point.
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sight

i. An optical device for the measurement of drift. See drift indicator.
ii. An aiming device for aiming weapons. It may be a part of a head-up display or a separate unit. It may be fixed, gyro, or electronic. See sight glass (iii).
iii. To make an observation of a heavenly body with a sextant.

sight

1. the power or faculty of seeing; perception by the eyes; vision
2. any of various devices or instruments used to assist the eye in making alignments or directional observations, esp such a device used in aiming a gun
3. an observation or alignment made with such a device
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The lesser beasts flee from me in terror," he murmured, half to himself, "the greater beasts are ready to tear me to pieces at sight.
It gave me the idea that he expected to be called, and intended to remain in sight, or within hail.
Still it was a ghastly sight, and one from which we were glad to escape; indeed, I never remember anything of the kind that affected me more than seeing those gallant soldiers thus put out of pain by the red-handed medicine men, except, indeed, on one occasion when, after an attack, I saw a force of Swazis burying their hopelessly wounded /alive/.
Hearing a rustling of the branches, Little John stopped and presently caught sight of the brown cowhide cap of the Tanner moving among the bushes
Peaceful, and even beautiful at first, the sight of the women, who had given up looking at them, made them now feel very cold and melancholy.
When he did not discover me in sight within the valley he dashed, hissing into the rank vegetation of the swamp and that was the last I saw of him.
Juag had been terror-stricken when he had learned that I intended crossing the ocean, and when we passed out of sight of land be was in a blue funk.
Tarzan let his eye move quickly toward that part of the British line the German seemed to be scanning, his keen sight revealing many excellent targets for a rifle placed so high above the trenches.
But only for a moment they hesitated, and then with one accord they again took up their fantastic advance upon their prey; but even then a sudden crashing in the jungle behind them brought them once more to a halt, and as they turned to look in the direction of this new noise there broke upon their startled visions a sight that may well have frozen the blood of braver men than the Wagambi.
Always just far enough behind to be out of sight, he kept pace with the little column as it marched through the torrid heat of the morning, until a little after noon he was startled by the sudden cry of a woman in distress, and the answering shout of a man.
The sight chilled me, but I mastered my fear, and, with a stone poised in my hand, threatened him back.
They filled her mind with the superstitions which are still respected as truths in the wild North--especially the superstition called the Second Sight.