Saturday Snippets…5th February 2022…Today’s one word prompt is “ Eye”

 

Welcome to Saturday Snippets ..my one-word prompt today is “Eye”

Where did the word “Eye” come from? It is like every one-word prompt my muse just drops it in my lap…I was ruminating and conjugating and just about to give up when a comment by Pete Springer gave me inspiration and a tune… thus  “Eye” then came to me as a prompt…Thank you, Pete x

The London Eye…

At an overall height of 443 feet (135 metres), the London Eye was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel from 1999, when it was built, until 2006, when it was surpassed by the Star of Nanchang, in Nanchang, China.

Why is the London Eye called so? The London Eye is the largest observation wheel in the world, built-in 1999 on the south bank of the River Thames in London. Standing 135 metres high, it gives one a panoramic view of London up to 25 kilometres in all directions…I don’t particularly like heights but it moves so slowly with spectacular views that one forgets how high you actually are…The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and gives you an ever-changing perspective of London…its a brilliant feat of engineering.

Eye Bolt…

Used as a lifting or securement point, eye bolts are one of the most popular types of rigging hardware. Just like slings, sling hooks, and shackles, eye bolts come in a number of different designs and configurations. Eyebolts can be used as a connection point for rigging, anchoring, pulling, pushing, or hoisting applications…They are also a popular little piece in hubbies toolbox…Hooks and eyes have numerous household uses…

They are also an important part of a climbers kit…

Try This Tongue TwisterEye Yam Stew Pid… Can you say this 4 times…quickly…

GoldenEye is the seventeenth James Bond film and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Fleming’s British secret service agent, James Bond.

GoldenEye is considered an important film in the Bond series in that it was successful in reviving interest in a character that many critics had suggested had become an anachronism in the post-Cold War world.

Ireland’s Eye…

Ireland’s Eye is a small long-uninhabited island off the coast of County Dublin, Ireland. Situated directly north of Howth village and harbour, the island is easily reached by regular seasonal tourist boats, which both circumnavigate it and drop off day-trippers.

Most notably, an 8th-century church and a small Martello Tower (a defensive round fort, commonly built around coastal areas in centuries gone) dominate the landscape of Ireland’s Eye. The church is the Church of the Three Sons of Nessan and was in use as the leading site of the Parish Church for prayer and practice as recently as a few hundred years ago.

The name of the island is a curious thing, too. Back in Ancient Celtic times, Ireland’s Eye was named Eria’s Island. Eria was a female name, but then it became confused with the other female name Erin. The name Erin derives from Éireann (which means Ireland in Irish).

When the Vikings came about, they chose to substitute the word “island” for “ey” which was reflective of their own language. This changed the name of the island to Erin’s Ey.

Over time, this became Ireland’s Eye. Before, the island was named Inis Faithlenn.

What cheeses have eyes?

Emmental and some Dutch type cheese like Maasdam that is Holland’s take on Swiss Cheese. It is made in 28-pound “baby” wheels and develops large holes during its maturation process.

Called “eyes,” they’re so essential to Swiss cheese that when they’re missing, the cheesemakers say the batch is “blind.” What makes Swiss cheese “holey” is additional bacteria called Propionibacterium freudenrichii …

Aye-Ayes…

Aye-ayes can be found only on the island of Madagascar. These rare animals may not look like primates at first glance, but they are related to chimpanzees, apes, and humans.

They look a little like a gizmo to me they have long fingers and tongues ideal for getting insects out of wood and hidey holes.

Eye

Is a market town and civil parish in the north of the English county of Suffolk, about 4 miles (6 km) south of Diss, 17.5 miles (28 km) north of Ipswich …it is also said to be one of the happiest places to live in the UK.

Eye is a jewel of a town in North Suffolk with a wealth of interesting places to visit and friendly places to shop and eat. Dominated by its outstanding Victorian flint and brick Town Hall commissioned in 1857 by E B Lamb, the town of Eye was until the 1970s the smallest borough in the country. The Town is built around Eye Castle which possibly dates back to the eleventh century and is well worth a visit.  You can take a leisurely walk around the town trail and visit some of the wonderful historic buildings of which many are listed buildings.

Wolf’s Eyes…

A pasta called Occhi di lupo…Most pasta companies that make this pasta shape say this pasta is called Occhi di Lupo because when you look at the pasta tube from the end, the cross-section resembles a wolf’s pupil!…Mmmm perhaps at a stretch of the imagination!…

One-eyed sandwich…

A sandwich my mother used to make and I, in turn, made for my children and grandchildren and still make hubby one now and again…You take a slice of bread and cut a square out of the middle…Heat some oil in a pan and cook one side until golden brown then turn it over, crack an egg into the hole and cook gently until the egg is cooked…Don’t forget to cook the little square…Your one-eyed sandwich…

I have heard that they are also called by other names like One-eyed Jack or One-eyed Bandit…What do you call your one-eyed sandwich?

Eyed Rustic Moth…

Large moth with two distinct “eyes.” The “eyes” look rather like mirror images of inverted commas. The wave-like pattern towards the bottom (middle part) of the wings and a triangular design in the middle of the body, as if a patch has been glued on.

Black Eyed Peas…

Are both legumes and a musical group…

The black-eyed pea or black-eyed bean is a legume grown around the world for its medium-sized, edible bean. It is a subspecies of the cowpea, an Old World plant domesticated in Africa, and is sometimes simply called cowpea.

There are many flowers which are called after a part of the eye like the “Iris”, the eyeball plant, pheasant’s-eye plant, dolls eye plant, Black-eyed Susan…to name but a few …

Finally, Pete gave me the idea for “eye” .…an iconic song…which needs no intro…Thank you, Pete

I hope you have enjoyed this Saturday Snippets…I look forward to your comments x

35 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…5th February 2022…Today’s one word prompt is “ Eye”

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  2. petespringerauthor

    It’s funny where our ideas come from. I remember mentioning Eye of the Tiger, but look how you ran with that thought. The eyes on the moth’s wings are not only cool looking but serve as a deterrent for predators who are thinking of making the moth its next meal. I not only like the rhythm and beat of the Black Eyed Peas song, but the words are excellent. Great choice, Carol!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I agree, Pete my brain just goes off in all directions once I start I never know where it will take me.. I love finding connection to a word its great fun.. I really like the Black Eyed Peas music they just keep getting better… Truth is I’m a word nerd… Lol… Happy you enjoyed the post… This weeks word is so far proving to be a revelation too… some fun finds so far on my list then once I start bringing the list together the rest will follow… Have a wonderful Sunday 🤗x

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  3. Clive

    Fascinating, as always. I love the way you work these posts to give us so much. In My Mind’s Eye you’ve missed out my favourite ‘eye’ song, though 😊 x

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  4. marianbeaman

    Just a few observations because you have packed this post with lots of detail. I have seen the London Eye. Most importantly, I value my eyesight. I have a disease that is treatable–thank God–and a source that covers almost all of the enormous cost. Writers and readers value vision. I’m sure you agree, Carol!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I am so sorry to hear that Marian but also thankful to hear it can be treated… I wish for a speedy recovery for you… It will be audio for a while then for you I’m guessing… xx

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  5. Jim Borden

    great prompt to write on.

    I loved taking a spin on the London Eye. A great way to see London, even when it’s a bit cloudy (which seemed like always). When I saw your first song choice from John Fogerty (a great one), my first thought was – but what about Eye of the Tiger. and then there it was at the end!

    I want to visit both Eye, Ireland and Eye, England. they sound like two interesting places to visit…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It certainly is great way to see some of London we had a clear day on our trip we took our American cousins there they loved it… I too love John and course Eye of the Tiger is an iconic song… I’m sure you will love the Isle of Eye so much history as does the town of Eye and course you may bump into Beetley Pete who lives quite close to Eye… 🤗x

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  6. tidalscribe.com

    When the Millennium Wheel first went up I had no intention of going on it – too high and how securely was it fixed, what if it broke down? We did enjoy photographing views of it from various spots in London and different angles close up, but it only had planning permission for five years so perhaps I shouldn’t miss the chance to go on it…so one day when there was no queue we hopped on.

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  8. beetleypete

    The town of Eye is not too far from where I live, and is quite a nice place. Unfortunately, the outskirts of the town are blighted by a huge industrial estate, built on the former RAF airfield.
    I have been up in the London Eye. To be honest, and if you know London well, it is disappointing. It is in ‘the wrong place’, and most of the views are west/south west. You don’t get to see allt of the ‘good stuff’ from that angle. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thats always a shame once the developers start building.. as for the London Eye the planning plus logistics, must have been a huge task I’m sure other sites were considerered… But overall we enjoyed our experience on the London Eye plus there are many other buildings which give a birds eye view of other parts of London x

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  9. Prior...

    pasta that looks like a wolf’s pupil – how fun!and this post is another creative output that really teaches and entertains – from history to musics to culture – and of course food!
    and had no idea the black-eyed pea was called the cow pea.

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