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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.'
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?
A P E RCY Shaw of Halifax, Yorkshire, invented Catseyes in 1933.
The names sum it up - Catseyes are to be replaced with Solarlites.
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.
Its top-of-the-line hunting scope, the Catseye, has several unique features that are beneficial in low-light situations.