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Eye
Eye
The roughly circular area of calm or relatively light winds and comparatively fair weather at the center of a well-developed tropical cyclone. A wall cloud marks the outer boundary of the eye.
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source: FAA Aviation Weather for Pilots (AC 00-6A)

A small steel-wire loop attached to the parachute pack, into which a hook on a pack-opening elastic is fastened.
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source: FAA Parachute Rigger Handbook (FAA-H-8084-17)

  1. An organ through which animals see.
  2. The visual sense.
  3. A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.
  4. A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook or the passage of a cord or line.
  5. The relatively clear and calm center of a hurricane or other such storm.
  6. A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc. - e.g. at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; through a crank; at the end of a rope; or through a millstone.
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source: Wikitionary / Wikipedia and Related Sources (Edited)


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