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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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Since then we have added plate racks, dressers, corner and court cupboards, gateleg and side tables and chairs and their values have risen and fallen like the stocks in a boom and bust double-dip recession.
Renaissance taste and continental influence saw the introduction of standing bedsteads, court cupboard and drawer leaf tables, whilst the Renaissance gentleman surrounded himself with elaborate carvings as can be seen in the panelling covering walls and case furniture.
Renaissance taste and Continental influence saw the introduction of standing bedsteads, court cupboard and drawer leaf tables, while the Renaissance gentleman surrounded himself with elaborate carvings, as can be seen in the panelling covering walls and case furniture.