Weathervane


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Weathervane

A metal form, fixed on a rotating spindle that turns to indicate the direction of the wind, usually located on top of a spire, pinnacle or other elevated position on a building.
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The new show, "American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum," features a collection that includes weathervanes, shop signs and spinning toys called whirligigs.
And his original Weathervane office now displays a photographic history of his life and work.
KEY WORDS: Patinopecten caurinus, weathervane scallop, scallop quality, shellfish quality
We've all seen roosters, deer, waterfowl, boats, pigs, cows and other items as weathervanes on barns and houses around the country.
Winebrenner (emeritus, public administration, Drake U.) and Goldford (politics, Drake U.) describe how the Iowa presidential caucuses became a key weathervane in presidential politics due to a "political accident" that pushed the caucuses forward in the year in the elections of 1972 and describe the subsequent manipulations by politicians and media that have influenced the place of Iowa's caucuses in American presidential politics ever since.
NOTTINGHAM: 2.10 Sleeping Wolf, 2.40 Roman Strait, 3.10 Enlightening, 3.40 Specific Gravity, 4.10 Gritstone, 4.40 Weathervane, 5.10 Danum Dancer.
They land on the shelf where they watch the flood waters below and the weathervane parrot, stuck facing north, who is the cause of the rain.
Weathervane (7.45 Sandown) would not have been suited by the slow early gallop when a well-beaten third at Newmarket last time out, but he looks the type to improve now sent handicapping.
Author and artist Fran Padgett, founder of the Weathervane Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting breast cancer research, received the BMW 2005 Houston Hero Award.
SANDOWN: 5.50 Take Flight, 6.20 Deauville Post, 6.50 Oriental Scot, 7.25 Hayzoom, 8.00 Weathervane, 8.35 Marie De Guise.
Dubai Airshow 2009 is being seen as a weathervane for the aviation industry.