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dark lantern, bull's-eyenoun
a lantern with a single opening and a sliding panel that can be closed to conceal the light
The bullseye or bull's eye has, since 1833, been the name for the center of a target and, by extension, since 1857, has been given to any throw, toss, or shot that hits the center. In a further development, success in an endeavor in which there is such inherent difficulty that most people are far more likely to choose, do, or identify something that is either unfortunately only close to or dismissively far from the ideal or necessary thing to choose can be called "hitting the bull's eye." The center of the target may have come to be called the bull's eye from the practice of English archers who, both to develop and to exhibit their skills, would attempt to shoot an arrow through the eye socket of a bull's skull.In some archery traditions the term "gold" is used in preference to "bullseye". In target archery, hitting the center ring of an international target is worth 10 points, or 9 points if it's an Imperial target. In Japanese archery, known as Kyūdō, the bullseye is called "zuboshi". The term is also used as idiomatic slang just as it is in English, to note that someone has done or said something that hits "right on the nose." In darts, the bullseye is located 5 foot 8 inches (1.73m) above the floor. Before the start of a match players will usually throw closest to the bullseye to decide who has the advantage of throwing first. An inner bullseye (sometimes referred to as a "double bullseye" in amateur play) is a smaller, inner circle and counts for 50 points while an outer bull is worth 25 points. In the World Grand Prix, which has a double start format, an inner bullseye can begin a leg. In the dart golf game, the bullseye is used as part of a three-part tie breaker that also includes the treble twenty. Hitting three bullseyes in darts is known as the "Alan Evans shot".
a small circular or oval wooden block without sheaves, having a groove around it and a hole through it, used for connecting rigging
a small round cloud, with a ruddy center, supposed by sailors to portend a storm
a small thick disk of glass inserted in a deck, roof, floor, ship's side, etc., to let in light
a circular or oval opening for air or light
a lantern, with a thick glass lens on one side for concentrating the light on any object; also, the lens itself
aldebaran, a bright star in the eye of Taurus or the Bull
the center of a target
a thick knob or protuberance left on glass by the end of the pipe through which it was blown
a small and thick old-fashioned watch
The numerical value of bull's-eye in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of bull's-eye in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of bull's-eye in a Sentence
Ideally they'd like to get US$15bn, but while Argentina stands in that bull's eye of having the right story coming at a better time, it still has significant risks.
The whole area is in the bull's eye, with more rounds of severe storms possible.
We intentionally showed the film to pastors and community leaders to get their support, our bull's-eye audience are people of faith and the church, and we are trying to call them to a more devoted and sincere walk and that they express faith with conviction and sincerity.
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