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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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Even today, whimsical shreds of history remain: railway station signs, colourful advertisements, sepia prints and imposing notices crowd the buffet bar walls.
2008: The Station Buffet Bar, Elie Warm atmosphere, great food, friendly staff and great selection of drinks.
They lined up at the buffet bar clearly yearning for the formality of dinner at the captain's table, mildly bemused by the sheer volume of fun on offer.
It can appear a little overwhelming if you're not used to it, but a few trips to the buffet bar, starting with dishes you're familiar with, will get you into the swing of how it works.
TV presenter Carol Vorderman at Spice Buffet Bar & Restaurant, Yardley promoting the online Alculator.
Dine at China Buffet King at lunchtime (Monday to Saturday), and you can sample a wide variety of Oriental favourites including soups, starters, main courses, salads and desserts from the buffet bar for less than pounds 6.
The full scale buffet menus vary daily and include soup options, an expansive salad bar, carving station, hot buffet bar, pasta station, and dessert selections.
On that basis, the painfully goalless Li Tie may find a main course named for him by tea-time on Saturday, unless he's beaten to the buffet bar by, say,JamieCarragher,a local lad who would be happy for the rest of his life if he could come up with the derby decider.
I was about to pour some orange juice at the breakfast buffet bar when a middle-aged German came up holding a glass in each hand with the expectation that I'd fill both - which I did.
The courtyard block bedsitting rooms are all a good size and a former coach house, recently refurbished, provides attractive accommodation geared for leisure use: a large common room with exposed roof and wall timbers and games or dining room with a buffet bar area.
Charles insisted on buying the 18-year-old a fresh cup and they had several more on the buffet bar at Marylebone Station.