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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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Centuries ago, windsocks were invented by the Japanese, who historically flew them on Boy's Day to celebrate a family's offspring.
John Haynes, chairman of the BGRB Welfare Committee said: "The move away from traditional stuffed `hares' to the windsock has caused problems.
Windsocks, designed by artist Bethan Maddocks and pupils from Redcar schools, will also be on site.
Mr Harrison commented: "We have studied the way the windsocks and masts have performed in the past and have looked at ways to improve the design, performance and lighting to make our product the best solution for the end user.
For much of the day, the two fluorescent windsocks near the airport office and hangars were ballooned out by the chill wind that buffeted a dozen or so small aircraft tugging against tie-downs on an apron just off the runway.
As well as projecting Northern Rock's distinctive pink corporate colour, the Baltic also sported eye-catching windsocks on its towers.
Other environmental activities during Earth Week include creating "little Earths," growing miniature gardens, creating nature prints and collages and making recycling pals and colorful windsocks out of recyclable materials.
Garden decor--if that's the word for it-- can be work boots and a watering can on the doorstep, a garden hat on the door, or windsocks fluttering in the breeze.
Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Aquarium: kids will be encouraged to interact with more than 100 local species of the Santa Monica Bay with the aquarium's marine animal portable tanks, view wildlife through binoculars on the Pier, and participate in crafts including creating fishy windsocks, drawing with chalk, face painting on the Pier's patio, and listening to special tales of summer at story time.
He runs a giant rig of about 1,000 full-bodies, three-quarter shells and windsocks.