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naked eye

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n naked eye the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of objects "it is not safe to look directly at the sun with the naked eye"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On a clear night in the Northern Hemisphere the naked eye can discern some 5000 stars.
    • Naked eye the eye alone, unaided by eyeglasses, or by telescope, microscope, or other magnifying device.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Naked eye the eye unassisted by glasses of any kind
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. nacod; Ger. nackt.

Usage

In literature:

The almost naked Apache was a mass of sinewy muscle, and his beady eyes were fixed upon the prisoner in alert watchfulness.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
These sacs are sufficiently large to be seen with the naked eye.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
You can't see it with the naked eye, but it's there just the same.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
The rest watched them with the naked eye.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
Tittles had no face whatever, as far as could be seen by the naked eye.
"Chasing the Sun" by R.M. Ballantyne
The distance had been too great for the naked eye, and our browned faces and travel-stained habiliments were of themselves a disguise.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
When I dropped my glass I saw him distinctly with the naked eye.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
On post-mortem the number of lesions observable to the naked eye is in marked contrast to the severity of the symptoms noted.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
And my terror became simply a terror that the veils of their eyes might lift, and that they would look at me with their clear, naked sight.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
She was an excellent little vessel, of immense speed, and as she came along at full steam, she was soon visible to the naked eye.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
They could see its revolution with the naked eye.
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
The naked skin round the eye is blue, and that of the throat is scarlet.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
All this the boy saw, either with his own naked eye, or through his gold spectacles.
"The Little Lame Prince" by Dinah Maria Mulock
And the truth is visible to the naked eye.
"Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker" by Meletios Golden
You could see un with the naked eye from Lack-a-Day Head.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
Naked eye 10 seconds.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Although so small as to be almost imperceptible to the naked eye, yet they are most active, jumping from twelve to fifteen inches.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
He designates an aiming target when the target can not be seen with the naked eye.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Nothing is ever found visible to the naked eye in the stomach of the Vendace.
"Notes and Queries, Number 77, April 19, 1851" by Various
The Pirates were now, as nearly as I could judge with the naked eye, thrown into great confusion.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
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In poetry:

In each of her two crystal eyes
Smileth a naked boy;
It would you all in heart suffice
To see that lamp of joy.
"A Praise of his Lady" by Anonymous British
Look farther back! Three centuries!
To where a naked, shivering score,
Snatched from their haunts across the seas,
Stood, wild-eyed, on Virginia's shore.
"Fifty Years (1863-1913)" by James Weldon Johnson
I muse as one in sad surprise
Who seeks his childhood's home once more,
And finds it in a strange disguise
Of vacant rooms and naked floor,
With sudden tear-drops in his eyes.
"An Empty Nest" by James Whitcomb Riley
Soon the purple dark must bruise
Lily and bleeding-heart and rose,
And the little cupid lose
Eyes and ears and chin and nose,
And Jane lie down with others soon,
Naked to the naked moon.
"In Bertram's Garden" by Donald Justice
Cold blows the wind, and while the tear
Bursts trembling from my swollen eyes,
The rain's big drop, quick meets it there,
And on my naked bosom flies!
O pity, all ye sons of Joy,
The little wand'ring Negro-boy.
"The Negro Boy" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
But these have not the rich man's grave
To sleep in when their pain is done.
These were not fit for God to save.
As naked hell-fire is the sun
In their eyes living, and when dead
These have not where to lay their head.
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

'The Girl From the Naked Eye ' more than a noir wannabe.
Supernova 1987A Visible to Naked Eye 25 Years Ago.
Catch the planets with your naked eye .
Stephen James O'Meara's Secret Sky: Extreme observing: naked-eye galaxies.
Presented as a story in the nonexistent Dark Mystery pulp mag, The Girl from the Naked Eye respectively refers to a call girl and the club where she worked.
Not Just Seen With The Naked Eye .
Turn the river naked-eye Comet-clean.
The International Space Station was visible to the naked eye recently as it passed over Southern California the other night.
The great thing about the Perseids is the ability to view the fireballs with the naked eye.
ASHKELON, Israel — To the naked eye, the white, powdery substance appeared to be plaster.
Planets and stars are different types of objects, yet they look alike to the naked eye.
To the naked eye, it may appear newspapers love bad news.
Can be seen with naked eye at certain times of year.
Images That Can't Be Seen With the Naked Eye.
1) Can you see bedbugs with the naked eye.
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In science:

Astronomy began as a visual science, first through careful observations of the sky using either an eyepiece or the naked eye, then on to the preservation of those images with photographic media and finally the digital encoding of that information via CCDs.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
Keywords: GRB, prompt optical emission, optical flashes, robotic tele scopes, GRB080319B, naked-eye burst PACS: 98.70.
Prompt optical observations of GRBs with "Pi of the Sky" system
The maximal brightness of the optical transient reached 5.3m which means that the event which occurred in a distance of almost 7.5 billion years could be visible with a naked-eye.
Prompt optical observations of GRBs with "Pi of the Sky" system
The obvious candidate is V1500 Cyg, a very fast naked eye nova from 1975.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
Astronomy depends upon observations, which are recorded with naked eyes, films or modern digital detectors.
Enhanced Management of Personal Astronomical Data with FITSManager
The ω (782) contributions is also present but too small to be noticed by the naked eye.
Standard Model prediction and new physics tests for D0 -> h+h-l+l- (h=\pi,K; l=e,\mu)
M33 Var A (Humphreys et al. 2006) began its present epoch of excitement in 1950, and an M33 LBV, just now changing its spectral type from O to WNL (Massey 2006), has been trying to attract our attention for 2000 years (no, it was probably not a naked eye ob ject in the year zero).
Astrophysics in 2006
This result is remarkable in two respects: (i) the double linear relation, not obvious to the naked eye, separates investors into two groups (ii) the ranges of values where the transition occurs is very similar across the three categories of traders.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
Figure 5 shows that the distributions look exponential to a naked eye for about 90% of the individuals and nearly 80% of the companies, while that of the asset managers is rapidly more complex that a simple exponential.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
This burst is also known as a naked-eye GRB because its peak optical brightness reached amazing 5.3 mag at redshift z = 0.94.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Indeed, in this regime the dip of the wave function ψν (y) at y = 0 approaches zero, but looking at Fig. 3 it is seen by the naked eye that the two functions are orthogonal (one is even and the other is odd; this is not self-evident from the density probability graphs).
Solution of the quantum harmonic oscillator plus a delta-function potential at the origin: The oddness of its even-parity solutions
If in a roughly 20% subsample of events jets are visible to the naked eye, it is reasonable to assume that most high energy events are jet events! Because relatively soft partons are the source of the jet phenomena described above, gluons rather than quarks will dominate particle production at very high energy.
Blois V: Summary Talk
The M–5–brane ‘naked eye’ anomaly does not identically vanish, so one has to set out to find some sophisticated cancellation mechanism.
Anomalies and Locality in Field Theories and M theory
Gore was particularly impressed with the naked eye views of the Milky Way from the hill station at Kussowlee.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
These remarks, of course, only refer to naked eye observation, as even with a very small telescope I have seen numerous small stars scattered over the space alluded to.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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