naked eye


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naked eye

n.
The eye unassisted by an optical instrument.
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Noun1.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"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
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On the opposite side the enemy could be seen by the naked eye, and from their battery a milk-white cloud arose.
I could see distinctly the limbs of these vermin with my naked eye, much better than those of a European louse through a microscope, and their snouts with which they rooted like swine.
We passed her within earshot, without a hail, reading each other's names with the naked eye.
He enjoyed, in common with Moestlin, Kepler's professor, the rare faculty of distinguishing the satellites of Jupiter with the naked eye, and of counting fourteen of the stars in the group of Pleiades, the remotest of them being only of the ninth magnitude.
And, by the time he had preached ten minutes, I felt so small and insignificant that I thought I must be invisible to the naked eye.
You must know that the Marionette, even from his birth, had very small ears, so small indeed that to the naked eye they could hardly be seen.
In which Mr Jones receives many friendly visits during his confinement; with some fine touches of the passion of love, scarce visible to the naked eye.
He died from drinking out of your liqueur glass, into which a few specks of that powder, invisible almost to the naked eye, had been dropped.
Near Keeling Atoll, in the Indian Ocean, I observed many little masses of confervae a few inches square, consisting of long cylindrical threads of excessive thinness, so as to be barely visible to the naked eye, mingled with other rather larger bodies, finely conical at both ends.
For instance, one sees with the naked eye a cabin up there beside the glacier, and a little above and beyond he sees the spot where that red light was located; he thinks he could throw a stone from the one place to the other.
I can hardly claim to take serious notice of anything that I can see with my naked eye.
And now his mustache begins to be almost visible to the naked eye, whereupon he immediately takes to brandy-and-sodas and fancies himself a man.