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 for Eye of day
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eye \Eye\ ([imac]), n. [OE. eghe, eighe, eie, eye, AS. e['a]ge;
     akin to OFries. [=a]ge, OS. [=o]ga, D. oog, Ohg. ouga, G.
     auge, Icel. auga, Sw. ["o]ga, Dan. ["o]ie, Goth. aug[=o]; cf.
     OSlav. oko, Lith. akis, L. okulus, Gr. 'o`kkos, eye, 'o`sse,
     the two eyes, Skr. akshi. [root]10, 212. Cf. Diasy,
     Ocular, Optic, Eyelet, Ogle.]
     1. The organ of sight or vision. In man, and the vertebrates
        generally, it is properly the movable ball or globe in the
        orbit, but the term often includes the adjacent parts. In
        most invertebrates the eyes are immovable ocelli, or
        compound eyes made up of numerous ocelli. See Ocellus.
        Description of illustration: a b Conjunctiva; c Cornea; d
        Sclerotic; e Choroid; f Cillary Muscle; g Cillary Process;
        h Iris; i Suspensory Ligament; k Prosterior Aqueous
        Chamber between h and i; l Anterior Aqueous Chamber; m
        Crystalline Lens; n Vitreous Humor; o Retina; p Yellow
        spot; q Center of blind spot; r Artery of Retina in center
        of the Optic Nerve.
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     Note: The essential parts of the eye are inclosed in a tough
           outer coat, the sclerotic, to which the muscles moving
           it are attached, and which in front changes into the
           transparent cornea. A little way back of cornea, the
           crystalline lens is suspended, dividing the eye into
           two unequal cavities, a smaller one in front filled
           with a watery fluid, the aqueous humor, and larger one
           behind filled with a clear jelly, the vitreous humor.
           The sclerotic is lined with a highly pigmented
           membrane, the choroid, and this is turn is lined in the
           back half of the eyeball with the nearly transparent
           retina, in which the fibers of the optic nerve ramify.
           The choroid in front is continuous with the iris, which
           has a contractile opening in the center, the pupil,
           admitting light to the lens which brings the rays to a
           focus and forms an image upon the retina, where the
           light, falling upon delicate structures called rods and
           cones, causes them to stimulate the fibres of the optic
           nerve to transmit visual impressions to the brain.
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     2. The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence,
        judgment or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of
        objects; as, to have the eye of a sailor; an eye for the
        beautiful or picturesque.
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     3. The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view;
        ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
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              In my eye, she is the sweetest lady that I looked
              on.                                   --Shak.
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     4. The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of
        vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an object
        which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate
        presence.
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              We shell express our duty in his eye. --Shak.
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              Her shell your hear disproved to her eyes. --Shak.
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     5. Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice;
        attention; regard. "Keep eyes upon her." --Shak.
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              Booksellers . . . have an eye to their own
              advantage.                            --Addison.
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     6. That which resembles the organ of sight, in form,
        position, or appearance; as:
        (a) (Zo["o]l.) The spots on a feather, as of peacock.
        (b) The scar to which the adductor muscle is attached in
            oysters and other bivalve shells; also, the adductor
            muscle itself, esp. when used as food, as in the
            scallop.
        (c) The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as, the eye of
            a potato.
        (d) The center of a target; the bull's-eye.
        (e) A small loop to receive a hook; as, hooks and eyes on
            a dress.
        (f) The hole through the head of a needle.
        (g) A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through
            anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc.;
            as, an eye at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss;
            an eye through a crank; an eye at the end of rope.
        (h) The hole through the upper millstone.
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     7. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or
        beauty. "The very eye of that proverb." --Shak.
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              Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts. --Milton.
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     8. Tinge; shade of color. [Obs.]
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              Red with an eye of blue makes a purple. --Boyle.
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     By the eye, in abundance. [Obs.] --Marlowe.
  
     Elliott eye (Naut.), a loop in a hemp cable made around a
        thimble and served.
  
     Eye agate, a kind of circle agate, the central parts of
        which are of deeper tints than the rest of the mass.
        --Brande & C.
  
     Eye animalcule (Zo["o]l.), a flagellate infusorian
        belonging to Euglena and related genera; -- so called
        because it has a colored spot like an eye at one end.
  
     Eye doctor, an opthalmologist or optometrist; -- formerly
        called an oculist.
  
     Eye of a volute (Arch.), the circle in the center of
        volute.
  
     Eye of day, Eye of the morning, Eye of heaven, the sun.
        "So gently shuts the eye of day." --Mrs. Barbauld.
  
     Eye of a ship, the foremost part in the bows of a ship,
        where, formerly, eyes were painted; also, the hawser
        holes. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
  
     Half an eye, very imperfect sight; a careless glance; as,
        to see a thing with half an eye; often figuratively.
        "Those who have but half an eye." --B. Jonson.
  
     To catch one's eye, to attract one's notice.
  
     To find favor in the eyes (of), to be graciously received
        and treated.
  
     To have an eye to, to pay particular attention to; to
        watch. "Have an eye to Cinna." --Shak.
  
     To keep an eye on, to watch.
  
     To set the eyes on, to see; to have a sight of.
  
     In the eye of the wind (Naut.), in a direction opposed to
        the wind; as, a ship sails in the eye of the wind.
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