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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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20hrs Birmingham New Street to Preston service on Sunday, April 4, reported that pounds 40 in cash was stolen from the buffet bar on board the train while the steward had temporarily left the buffet area.
It was from the buffet bar on Platform One, Phil informed us, that troops at nearby Ladysmith Barracks sank a farewell (and sadly, often final) drink before heading to India or the trenches.
We didn't have the sun, but we had the swimming pool, a buffet bar, a restaurant, an arcade, a telly with DVD player, an on-site shop and a quick car journey to Paulton Park and the world-renowned Peppa Pig World.
But the bright lighting and all-you-can-eat buffet bar is long gone, and in its place is a newly refurbished restaurant, with stylish interior, a boutique hotel style ambience and top quality service.
In September, the buffet bar and snug reopened to drinkers, complete with brand-new etched glass and mahogany windows, specially ordered wallpaper from America, and original back-bar fittings.
Attendee and DFW AMA member Fay Fleming said, "Attending Marketing Jam was like walking into a buffet bar of brilliance.
A healthy result: Wing Wah Group vice chairman Dorian Chan, left, and Nechells restaurant branch director Andy Liu, celebrate their success at the buffet bar.
YOU'VE doubtless read this season of the stabbings at West Ham, the mass brawl in Carlisle, and the smashed-up buffet bar at Barnsley.
Last year's winner, the Station Buffet Bar in Elie, Fife, is run by Radio 1 star Edith Bowman's younger brother Alex.
On June 12, he was back on the train and stole the pounds 20 float from behind the buffet bar.
I don't, in a Mills & Boon type way, imagine a close encounter at the train station, or in the buffet bar.
At first it's truly a voyage of discovery, whether finding your way around the liner, getting the hang of the meal system (served on the deck cafe, the buffet bar or the restaurant) or working out the various entertainment programmes.