from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A duck (Glaucionetta clangula), found in Northern Europe, Asia, and America. The American variety (var. Americana) is larger. Called whistler, garrot, gowdy, pied widgeon, whiteside, curre, and doucker. Barrow's golden-eye of America (Glaucionetta Islandica) is less common.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sea-duck of the subfamily Fuligulinœ and genus Clangula; a garrot.
- n. A fish, Hyodon chrysopsis, having a large eye with yellow iris. —
- n. One of various neuropterous insects of the genus Chrysopa: so called in allusion to their golden or bronze-colored eyes. The larvæ are often called aphis-lions. Also called golden-eyed fly.
- n. Melithreptus lunulatus, a small species of honey-eater.
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- n. a variety of green lacewing
- n. large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions
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One winter day, in prowling along the beach, I approached the spot where a day or two before I had been shooting whistlers (golden-eye ducks) over decoys.
The software can also automatically detect and remove red - and golden-eye defects.
OptiML Red-Eye uses embedded image processing automatically detects and corrects red- and golden-eye imperfections without the need for a PC or editing software.
The CMC golden-eye team comprises 15 people who look primarily at HD services and evaluate video quality in six categories of digital defects on a scale of one to five (one being unwatchable and five being spectacular).
In addition, Comcast is working to establish local golden-eye programs in at least two markets.
My two dogs are part wolf … they have that golden-eye of the wolf and the sharp nose … those animals look very much like two of my best friends … plwalsh: I'm glad it wasn't just us who saw the poor editing.