They give a rayed, a definite and piquant expression to its movements.
"The first one at the hatch will probably be shot or rayed," grumbled Shanklin.
That of the sun was first a rayed star or disc, later a figure, rayed and winged.
It is impossible to do it before you yourself have been rayed out of existence.
There was still the rayed splotch in the upper right-hand corner where a tear had fallen.
Two scouts were rayed, though the Galactians did not see this.
The endoperidium and rayed mouth are bright red when fresh, partially fading in old specimens.
The tattered cloak of the beggar will bear him up like the rayed plumes of the angels.
The head and the feet are of black touchstone; the body is sheathed, and made of verd antique marble, rayed with white.
Is he to be rayed, or hanged, or drowned, or burned upon a fire of thorns?
"beam of light," c.1300, from Old French rai (nominative rais) "ray (of the sun), spoke (of a wheel); gush, spurt," from Latin radius "ray, spoke, staff, rod" (see radius). Not common before 17c. [OED]; of the sun, usually in reference to heat (beam being preferred for light). Science fiction ray-gun is first recorded 1931 (but cf. Martian Heat ray weapon in H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds," 1898).
type of fish related to sharks, early 14c., from French raie (13c.), from Latin raia, of unknown origin.
A narrow beam of light or other electromagnetic radiation.
A narrow beam of particles, as a cathode.
A structure or part having the form of a straight line extending from a point.
Ray (rā), John. 1627-1705.
English naturalist who was the first to use anatomy to distinguish between specific plants and animals. He established the species as the basic classification of living things.