Definitions starting with C

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cat-eyes

[cf. Cam. pusi-ay eye of a mulatto or albino CCD and Jam. puss-eye albino Negro (the allusion is to the squinting eyes) DJE but cf. also Yoruba oloju ológbò (lit. owner-eye cat) idem (Oyedeji p.c.) and Haitian zye chat (Gaujean p.c.), Car. Sp. ojos de gato idem (Colon p.c.)] n. eyes of any color lighter than dark brown (especially of black people): One girl live round by us, she get real cat-eyes (Nassau). cf. GRAY EYES (Black)

Tags: anatomy, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-09 17:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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