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sock

1. a light shoe worn by actors in ancient Greek and Roman comedy, sometimes taken to allude to comic drama in general
2. another name for windsock
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wind cone

wind cone
Wind cone.
A free-rotating fabric-truncated cone that when subjected to air movement indicates wind direction and wind force. On approach charts, the wind cone is shown as. Also called a cone, sock, or wind sock.
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Still, you got a sense of the man, particularly as seen in an untitled photocollage from 1983, a double self-portrait that formally resembles David Hackney's cubistic experiments in the medium, McDowell juxtaposes two nearly identical images of himself shot from above on a bed, wearing only a striped sailor shirt, dirty gym socks, and handcuffs.
In this case, you recognize the odor as coming from roses and not someone's moldy gym socks.