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weathercock

a weather vane in the form of a cock

weathercock

A Weathervane in the shape of a rooster.
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The crooked weathercock would always turn it into a joke.
Tony Benn is quoted as saying, "In politics there are weathercocks and signposts - weathercocks will spin in whatever direction the wind of public opinion may blow them, no matter what principle they may have to compromise.
She stressed she came from a socialist Labour family and said: "I feel that it is the Labour Party that left me, not the other way about" - and she quoted the late Tony Benn, who said the only people worth remembering in politics were the signposts, not the weathercocks who spin in whatever direction the wind of public opinion blows.
I personally feel he should be remembered with the eulogy he himself bestowed on the late Lord Tom Soper (a Methodist minister remembered for his 'soap box' oratories in Hyde Park) at his memorial: "In a world of weathercocks whirling in a wind of fashion; he was a signpost.
THERE appears to be a build- up for early Lok Sabha polls, going by the remarks of political weathercocks like Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party.
Warren Greatrex saddled Oscar Prairie to take the 3m handicap chase in the colours of the eight-strong Weathercocks who include his motherin-law Sue Clarke.
Are there any weathercocks around now in church steeples in and around the town?