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  • 1A semi-precious stone, especially chalcedony, with a band of bright lustre.
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    • Emeralds, rubies, diamonds, blue sapphire, pearls, yellow sapphire, cat's eye, garnets, amethyst, jade, etc., are just some of the stones which are said to have healing properties.
    • At Badgley Mischka, beads were everywhere, from pearls to garnet cat's eye crystals to opalescent moonstones.
    • The hilt is topped with a large cat's eye ruby.
  • 2 (catseye) British trademark A reflective stud set into a road as one of a series to mark traffic lanes or the edge of the carriageway by reflecting light from headlights.
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    • They are being replaced with traditional reflective road studs, popularly known as catseyes, while the cause of the problem is investigated.
    • The contrast between the brilliance of her eyes and the darkness of her fur was incredible; like the catseyes down the middle of a road, shining in a car's headlights.
    • The first edition of the Highway Code followed a year later while cat's eyes, invented by Percy Shaw, were used to guide road users in the dark in 1934.

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