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birdseye

[′bərdz‚ī]
(materials)
A small localized area in wood in which the fibers are indented and otherwise contorted to form few to many circular or elliptical figures on the tangential surface.
(textiles)
A fabric woven on a Dobby loom that is characterized by diamond-shaped spots.
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In addition to the bird's-eye view, the monitor allows a driver to observe the left side and rear of the vehicle simultaneously when attempting to parallel park.
Students will create an abstract drawing that represents a community from a bird's-eye view.
com/wolffdesigns (for abstract artworks from bird's-eye view)
Amon Carter Museum has launched a ground-breaking Web site dedicated to the study and appreciation of Texas "bird's-eye views." These very detailed late-19th- and early-20th-century aerial views of Texan cities appear as something between a panoramic view and a map--as though they were drawn from a hot-air balloon.
A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW Near-infrared light--which is just beyond the red edge of the visible spectrum--can't penetrate dust as well as X rays can.
"The very large number of [carbon] stars produces a high-quality bird's-eye image."
In the furniture and woodworking industry, where this tree also is a major player, it's often called hard maple, rock maple, curly maple, or bird's-eye maple.
It's too early to say how important UV vision is for egg recognition, the team cautions, but it's time for a bird's-eye view.--S.M.