A pasta shape inspired by the eye means it is generally small and round. But the size varies according to whose eyes the shape is named for. Thus, we have eyes of a wolf, partridge, sparrow, and on down to eyes of a flea and to pinpoints that can be considered eyes only under a microscope. There used to be eyes of a thief and eyes of a Jew, two shapes that today have disappeared from the catalogs. But the eyes can also be large, such as those of an elephant: in this case, the diameter is that of cannelloni.
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