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buffet

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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What to do: If you're at an all-you-can-eat buffet and are watching your weight, watch your eating behavior.
A festival day surrounding the market will include a Thai barbecue on the restaurant's outdoor terrace area, a free tasting table and an all-you-can-eat buffet.
The Man noticed a few weeks ago that the restaurant was planning an anniversary celebration; an all-you-can-eat buffet of the sort that has immense man-appeal.
In recent years, all-you-can-eat buffet has become a prevailing pattern in the diet market of Taiwan.
Add a crabapple tree and the birds will be choosing your all-you-can-eat buffet over the neighbors'.
Whether it's Al "And justice for All" Pacino chewing scenery like Marlon Brando at an all-you-can-eat buffet, Tom "A Few Good Men" Cruise unconvincingly demanding "the truth," or Julia "Erin Brockovich" Roberts foul-mouthedly unearthing alleged corporate misdeeds, such films glamorize the very profession that supports attorneys general with nothing better to do than intimidate and harass an industry that has broken no laws.
"It's an all-you-can-eat buffet for the oil industry."
In first tests, 20 volunteers were given either IPE or inulin, a dietary fibre, and were allowed to tuck in to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Situated next to Parr Baths on the outskirts of St Helens, here you will find an array of authentic Chinese dishes to whet your appetite, including a choice of meals from the restaurant's all-you-can-eat buffet, together with the main a la carte and the set banquet menus.
London, May 17 ( ANI ): A Chinese restaurant offering an all-you-can-eat buffet has outraged customers after charging diners 20 pounds in 'wastage' if they leave food on their plates.
He has very soft ears if you're interested" TV presenter Sian Williams, above "There always seems to be an extraordinary mix of people in there, including a large number of academics discussing string theory with poppadom crumbs in their beards, off-duty Buddhists and a smattering of people in those paper jumpsuits that the police give you when you've been sick on yourself in the cells" Entertainer Alexei Sayle on his favourite all-you-can-eat buffet "Hundreds of Commons secretaries cheerfully regard their male bosses as spoilt brats" Former Tory MP Matthew Parris
Providing an all-you-can-eat buffet for gulls is not what I pay my council tax for, so I would urge all residents to phone, write or e-mail persistently in the hope that this will "encourage" some common sense.