Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Eye-minded adjective Having one's mental imagery prevailingly of the visual type; having one's thoughts and memories mainly in the form of visual images. -- Eye"- mind`ed*ness , noun
Eye-saint noun An object of interest to the eye; one worshiped with the eyes.
That's the eye-saint , I know, Beau. & Fl.
Among young gallants.
Eye-splice noun (Nautical) A splice formed by bending a rope's end back, and fastening it into the rope, forming a loop or eye. See Illust. under Splice .
Eye-spot noun (Zoology) (a) A simple visual organ found in many invertebrates, consisting of pigment cells covering a sensory nerve termination. (b) An eyelike spot of color.
Eye-spotted adjective Marked with spots like eyes.
Juno's bird, in her eye-spotted train. Spenser.
Eyed adjective Heaving (such or so many) eyes; -- used in composition; as, sharp- eyed ; dull- eyed ; sad- eyed ; ox- eyed Juno; myriad- eyed .
Eyedrop noun A tear. [ Poetic] Shak.
Eyeflap noun A blinder on a horse's bridle.
Eyeful adjective Filling or satisfying the eye; visible; remarkable. [ Obsolete] " Eyeful trophies." Chapman.
Eyeglance noun A glance of eye.
Eyeglass noun 1. A lens of glass to assist the sight. Eyeglasses are used singly or in pairs. 2. Eyepiece of a telescope, microscope, etc. 3. The retina.
[ Poetic] 4. A glass eyecup. See Eyecup .
Eyehole noun A circular opening to recive a hook, cord, ring, or rope; an eyelet.
1. The fringe of hair that edges the eyelid; -- usually in the plural 2. A hair of the fringe on the edge of the eyelid.
Eyeless adjective Without eyes; blind. " Eyeless rage." Shak.
[ French œillet
, dim. of œil
eye, from Latin oculus
. See Eye
, and confer Oillet
.] 1. A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc. 2. A metal ring or grommet, or short metallic tube, the ends of which can be bent outward and over to fasten it in place; -- used to line an eyelet hole. Eyelet hole
, a hole made for an eyelet.
-- Eyelet punch
, a machine for punching eyelet holes and fastening eyelets, as in paper or cloth.
-- Eyelet ring
. See Eyelet , 2.
Eyeleteer noun A small, sharp-pointed instrument used in piercing eyelet holes; a stiletto.
Eyelid noun (Anat.) The cover of the eye; that portion of movable skin with which an animal covers or uncovers the eyeball at pleasure.
Eyen noun plural Eyes. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. Spenser.
Eyepiece noun (Opt.) The lens, or combination of lenses, at the eye end of a telescope or other optical instrument, through which the image formed by the mirror or object glass is viewed. Collimating eyepiece
. See under Collimate .
, or Huyghenian
, an eyepiece consisting of two plano-convex lenses with their curved surfaces turned toward the object glass, and separated from each other by about half the sum of their focal distances, the image viewed by the eye being formed between the two lenses. it was devised by Huyghens, who applied it to the telescope. Campani applied it to the microscope, whence it is sometimes called Campani's eyepiece .
-- Positive eyepiece
, an eyepiece consisting of two plano-convex lenses placed with their curved surfaces toward each other, and separated by a distance somewhat less than the focal distance of the one nearest eye, the image of the object viewed being beyond both lenses; -- called also, from the name of the inventor, Ramsden's eyepiece .
, or Erecting eyepiece
, an eyepiece used in telescopes for viewing terrestrial objects, consisting of three, or usually four, lenses, so arranged as to present the image of the object viewed in an erect position.
Eyer noun One who eyes another. Gayton.
Eyereach noun The range or reach of the eye; eyeshot. "A seat in eyereach of him." B. Jonson.
Eyesalve noun Ointment for the eye.
Eyeservant noun A servant who attends faithfully to his duty only when watched.
Eyeservice noun Service performed only under inspection, or the eye of an employer.
Not with eyeservice , as menpleasers. Col. iii. 22.
Eyeshot noun Range, reach, or glance of the eye; view; sight; as, to be out of eyeshot . Dryden.
Eyesight noun Sight of the eye; the sense of seeing; view; observation.
Josephus sets this down from his own eyesight . Bp. Wilkins.
Eyesore noun Something offensive to the eye or sight; a blemish.
Mordecai was an eyesore to Haman. L'Estrange.
Eyestalk noun (Zoology) One of the movable peduncles which, in the decapod Crustacea, bear the eyes at the tip.
(ī"stōn`) noun 1. A small, lenticular, calcareous body, esp. an operculum of a small marine shell of the family Turbinidæ , used to remove a foreign substance from the eye. It is put into the inner corner of the eye under the lid, and allowed to work its way out at the outer corner, bringing with it the substance. 2. (Min.) Eye agate. See under Eye .
Eyestring noun The tendon by which the eye is moved. Shak.
Eyet noun An island. See Eyot .
; plural Eyeteeth
(ī"tēth`) (Anat.) A canine tooth of the upper jaw.
. To cut one's eyeteeth
, to become acute or knowing.
Eyewater noun (Medicine) A wash or lotion for application to the eyes.
Eyewink noun A wink; a token. Shak.
Eyewinker noun An eyelash. [ A child's word.]
Eyewitness noun One who sees a thing done; one who has ocular view of anything.
We . . . were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 2 Pet. i. 16.
Eyghen noun plural Eyes. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
(āt) noun An island. See Eyot .
Eyle (āl) transitive verb & i. To ail. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Eyne or Ey"en noun Plural of eye ; -- now obsolete, or used only in poetry. Shak.
With such a plaintive gaze their eyne Mrs. Browning.
Are fastened upwardly on mine.
or Icelandic ey
) + F. dim. termination -ot
; confer Anglo-Saxon īgeoð
. See Island
, and confer Ait
.] A little island in a river or lake. See Ait .
[ Written also ait
, and eyght
[ See Air
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Eyra noun [ Native South American name.] (Zoology) A wild cat ( Felis eyra ) ranging from southern Brazil to Texas. It is reddish yellow and about the size of the domestic cat, but with a more slender body and shorter legs.
[ Old French erre
journey, march, way, from Latin iter
, a going, way, from the root of ire
to go. Confer Errant
.] (O. Eng. Law) A journey in circuit of certain judges called justices in eyre (or in itinere ).
» They were itinerant judges, who rode the circuit, holding courts in the different counties.
Eyren noun plural See Ey , an egg.
(ā"rȳ or ē"rȳ; 277) , noun
; plural Ey"ries
(-rĭz). [ See Aerie
] The nest of a bird of prey or other large bird that builds in a lofty place; aerie.
The eagle and the stork Milton.
On cliffs and cedar tops their eyries build.
Eysell noun Same as Eisel .
[ Obsolete] Shak.