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windsock

a truncated cone of textile mounted on a mast so that it is free to rotate about a vertical axis: used, esp at airports, to indicate the local wind direction
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Lacking a wind sock, tree tops, vegetation like tall grass or weeds and even birds in flight provide other hints at the wind conditions, even if these telltale signs lack objective specifics like velocity.
Newcastle artist Alec Finlay has also created Skyfield, which consists of wind socks attached to 11 flagpoles.
If you're inspired to try it yourself, yo-yos and kites of all kinds -- from classic models to wind socks and giant Chinese yo-yos called Diablos -- are available for sale.
In Japan, people fly colorful wind socks shaped like carp fish on their homes.
Positioning the artroom tables under the wind socks and spiral sculpture has also helped organize our class.
However, looking at Catherine Zeta-Jones in her latest golfing outfit, it's also clear that if those stripes adorn shorts the shape of wind socks, they cease to be flattering and become ridiculous.
Wind socks, windmills, or wind chimes in the front yard also can remind us that the Spirit blows like the wind into our lives.
Newly washed trousers hung out to dry take on the appearance of dirty airfield wind socks.
Wind socks of all sizes, including one large enough to fit a school bus inside, adorn the sky, while whirligigs and banners decorate the ice surface.
Children will enjoy building model airplanes, anemometers, wind propellers, kites and wind socks.
Tenders are invited for purchase of wind tees and wind socks.
Mountains, wind socks, sheep, Miller Lite trucks not carrying beer - we have it all for you in the May edition of Q&A: