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electric eye


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electric eye a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
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  • Howard Hendricks
    Howard Hendricks
    “Some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with an electric eye.”


In literature:

An electric eye noted that fact and a light in front of Cade turned on.
"All Day September" by Roger Kuykendall
He could only scratch my hand and dart fire from his electric, bead-like eyes.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
But all at once Philip's eyes brightened, and he started up as though touched by the wire of an electrical machine.
"Hollowdell Grange" by George Manville Fenn
The electric lights hurt my eyes.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
Again the electric thrill passed through them both, and they looked into each other's eyes.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
We might just as well ask why does man have eyes and not an electric apparatus like the torpedo?
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
The endless array of electric eyes startled him.
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
A quick, startled light leaped into his dark eyes, and the next moment his movements became almost electrical.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
But as Von Holtz's weak eyes fastened avidly upon it, Tommy pressed the improvised electric switch.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Their teeth were gold, and their eyes shone like small electric lights.
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Her eyes were shining like electric lamps.
"Jimbo" by Algernon Blackwood
Her touch was an electric shock, and his heart stood still for a moment while the room swam before his eyes.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Lights, which might have been electrical, flashed into my eyes and passed by.
"Stamped Caution" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Erich's face lit up like an electric sign and he kept his eyes fixed on Kaby.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
The hammer on each bar of the long metal xylophone of the electric eye signal hung motionless.
"The Trap" by Betsy Curtis
She turned the electric switch, closing her eyes to blur the shock of the sudden deluge of light.
"The Ten-foot Chain" by Achmed Abdullah
She stood thinking, her eyes on the cross of electric lights.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Perhaps I can even slumber through the visits of the watchman with his electric bull's-eye.
"Within Prison Walls" by Thomas Mott Osborne
Electric lights began to blink like eyes.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
They were electric in their effect, for both men raised their heads, and their eyes glittered in the faint light from the fire.
"Real Gold" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

If, where the slow years came and went,
And left not affluence, but content,
Now flashes in our dazzled eyes
The electric light of enterprise;
"Haverhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Bass boats need electric trolling motors, but there's more to this tool than meets the eye.
Honda's electric-car mpg is eye-popping, as is cost.
It included the hit singles 'You've Got Another Thing Coming" and "Electric Eye.
The treatment uses electricity to stimulate the eye.
Con Ed says it is eyeing possible reconstruction of electrical substations that sit.
Most workers have to worry about keeping sweat out of their eyes this summer, but Jira must contend with the occasional explosions of frost that come with using electric tools to shape the large blocks of ice.
After a stunning coastal surge during Superstorm Sandy, power utilities and building owners in New York and New Jersey are eyeing ways they can better defend electrical infrastructure against future flooding.
Dick's works eyed for adaptations: Anonymous Content, Electric Sheperd get first look deal on author's works.
Go for the bold in the season's striking, rocker chic pieces offset by playful accessories in eye-popping electric hues.
Perry looked stunning, donning a short black dress, fierce heels and a shock of electric blue hair that almost perfectly matches her eyes.
Theta Electric, owned by Michael Pasquino offers county residents and businesses electrical services in the blink of an eye.

In science:

Figure 4.1: Electrical pin-out of the ion trap vacuum header: birds’ eye view, not to scale.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation