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waggle

To move an airplane's wings up and down while in flight, usually for giving a signal. It is done by making short oscillations about the longitudinal axis.
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A honeybee waggles its abdomen and whirs its wings while the rest of the hive swarms around.
It can be thought of as a miniature reenactment of the flight to the goal; the longer the flight, the longer the waggle run, and the angle of flight relative to the sun direction equals the angle of the dance from relative to straight upwards from the swarm.
The dance encodes the direction and distance to the cavity, and the more enthusiastic a scout is, the more times she repeats her waggle report.
Waggle Dance is the unusual beer with the unusual name.
Two booklets are included, containing many photographs of the production, first-hand accounts and colorful anecdotes (the principal flute recalls that Klemperer "didn't really do any beating--he just used to put his hands up and waggle one thumb").
Too often, such geometries have provided flashy architects with the power to waggle themselves about, destroying human scale with blobs and other such snot.
The remaining three tracks cover scores: the 1973 Roberta Flack hit and Grammy winner Killing Me Softly; Elegant People, a Wayne Shorter tune that Pastorius always loved; and the Herbie Hancock composition Wiggle Waggle.
I wonder if he will celebrate any 180s with the limp-wrist waggle he used so famously against Sweden in the 1992 European Championships.
December 21: Feast of the Guy who Just Had to Put His Fingers in Christ's Side, So Becoming the Patron Saint of All Who Waver and Waggle in Their Faith, Which Is to Say All of Us (Thomas).
Not even Stevenson's demand that she regularly waggle her fingers and fall to the floor fazed her.
Vaux Waggle Dance - Singer Dusty Springfield, pale and unappealing.
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA invites animal lovers to put their best feet forward on Saturday, October 11, 2008 during the shelter's 10th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk fundraiser for the animals.