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waggle

To move an airplane's wings up and down while in flight, usually for giving a signal. It is done by making short oscillations about the longitudinal axis.
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There are about ten different species of honeybees communicating through waggle dancing.
However, if you swing your club mostly with your right hand, you'd better waggle your club with your right hand.
In the waggle dance, a bee will beat its wings rapidly and shake its body from side to side as it walks in a single direction along the honeycomb before circling back and starting the dance again.
The dance code works like this: A waggle in a straight line toward the top of the hive means food can be found by heading toward the sun.
WAGGLE DANCE The flight of some beers is as haphazard as a bee over a field of flowers.
Joe Redden Tigan; WAGGLE; iUniverse (Fiction) $14.95 ISBN: 9781935278122
WINGS that redirect air to "waggle" sideways could cut airline fuel bills by a fifth, researchers have found.
Granted, the wings of the planes themselves won't waggle, but by employing tiny jets to redirect air over the wing in a way that emulates the motion of waggling, the researchers believe they can achieve major reductions in mid-flight air drag on wings, allowing planes to fly with lower resistance and using less fuel.
RESEARCHERS at Warwick University are in the process of inventing aircraft wings that waggle.
In the 1990s, he and his coworkers filmed and analyzed the intel that scouts waggle to each other on swarm surfaces.
When a honey bee finds a good source of nectar, she returns to the hive and does an amazing routine called the "waggle dance." The bee runs around in a tight figure eight dance, and waggles its abdomen.
There was always a little "waggle" in the arrow flight.