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buffet

aerodynamic excitation of an aircraft structure by separated flows

Buffet

Bernard . 1928--99, French painter and engraver. His works are characterized by sombre tones and thin angular forms

buffet

i. An irregular oscillation of an aircraft caused at the moment of stall, at very high angles of attack, and in some subsonic aircraft when flying at very high Mach numbers caused by eddy formation and separation of boundary layer.
ii. The knocking about sustained by an aircraft surface when severe turbulence or gust conditions are encountered.
iii. As used in parachuting, it means longitudinal oscillations of the body during free fall caused by holding the arms too high and the legs too straight.
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Eat something comparatively healthful before going to an all-you-can-eat buffet
It was predicted that Taiwanese adolescents' contingent orientation is associated with their preferences for all-you-can-eat buffet.
Not a great start for people about to dig into an all-you-can-eat buffet of fatty dips, brie, quiche, tarts, chocolate-dipped strawberries, fruitcakes, and more.
ZADIE SMITH'S 2000 debut novel ``White Teeth'' was an ebullient, generous all-you-can-eat buffet of a book, taking a hearty wallow in multicultural London and having fun at the expense of assimilation and its discontents.
THE power plate sounds like something the old Gary Barlow would have taken up to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Now a local restaurant has offered "Lardel" a free all-you-can-eat buffet every time he scores.
I need them, as the Scouts - thinking about the all-you-can-eat buffet that is our dinner plan - fly down the mountain.
For the Harrison Wolf family food is anything they can carry in their backpacks while their hosts prefer the all-you-can-eat buffet.