Weathervane

(redirected from weathervanes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
There are a few icons in the collection that I wanted to be on the checklist--pieces that haven't traveled or haven't traveled in a very long time: the Tammany weathervane, the man on a bicycle trade sign, pieces that are monumental in scale, or are so unique that you want them to be a part of the show," said Stacy Hollander, chief curator and director of exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum.
KEY WORDS: Patinopecten caurinus, weathervane scallop, scallop quality, shellfish quality
Yes, Weathervanes does recall Arcade Fire and Death Cab For Cutie, with frontman Dadone sounding spookily like the latter band's indie darling Ben Gibbard.
While studying examples of Barnett's work, we discussed weathervanes and their interesting place in history.
uk or call the credit card order hotline on 0870 200 2888 or send your order with cheque/PO to: Mini Weathervanes Offer, FREEPOST Mirrorgarden, Wellington Somerset TA21 9QB.
Then there were the weathervanes, which spun around the rod in whirlings of decorative arrows, stars and farm animals.
Tulip blooms sit centered on their stems, but the asymmetrical daffodils catch the wind like weathervanes, Etnier says.
For inside the home, Gail Steele designs everything from clocks to candelabra, while if you want to decorate the exterior, they offer a range of weathervanes and sundials.
Another trend: weathervanes, which, said Acerbo "could be the next birdhouse.
In praxis, padre of coordinating conjunctions, lowest of the low to spirituals on the rooftops, Lincoln comes to rest on the Natchez Trace, Indian path through wilderness, meadow and river a forest fire shaman weathervanes over the centuries, when we can barely count.
A favorite quote of mine comes from former Colorado governor, Dick Lamm, who said that politicians are weathervanes in a world that needs compasses.
Day two features a selection of antiques including weathervanes, carved eagles, a pair of New Hampshire fire buckets, historical documents, painted game boards, painted and formal furniture, gold and silver coins, folk art, nautical art including an ivory ship model, outstanding clocks, fine early porcelain, glass and more.