One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly poetic the eye (or occasionally human vision), conceived of as shining like a light; compare eye-lamp (now rare).
2Photography and Cinematography a light used to capture the eye's reflective qualities and fill shadows round the eye.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Giles Fletcher.
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