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windsock

a truncated cone of textile mounted on a mast so that it is free to rotate about a vertical axis: used, esp at airports, to indicate the local wind direction
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Limp, lifeless windsocks fulfill neither of these criteria.
A similar process was used for installing the two Solar Series wind cones--manufactured by P Wedge Co Ltd in Brackendale, British Columbia--which replaced an unlit windsock.
Ever watch a windsock on a particularly windy day and marvel at how it occasionally seems to pirouette about its hinge pin?
For much of the day, the two fluorescent windsocks near the airport office and hangars were ballooned out by the chill wind that buffeted a dozen or so small aircraft tugging against tie-downs on an apron just off the runway.
He also recommended two dedicated rescue boats and poles bearing windsocks giving speed and direction.
We have added visual excitement to our artroom by introducing the elements of art in the form of windsocks suspended from the ceiling.
As well as projecting Northern Rock's distinctive pink corporate colour, the Baltic also sported eye-catching windsocks on its towers.
Children learned to weave baskets, got their faces painted, assembled crepe-paper windsocks and watched Buttons the clown twist balloons into swords, which they immediately popped as they tried to fillet each other on the meadow.
Windsocks are essential for detecting wind direction in case of poisonous gas leaks or chemicals spills.
Overall it seems more realistic and has more movement than the old windsocks.
For centuries comets had been indicating the strength and direction of the solar wind and getting their windsocks blown off when their gas tails were bobbed by a reversal in the solar wind's magnetic field.
WOODLAND HILLS - Classic cars, good music, and vendors hawking everything from Danish aebleskivers to windsocks attracted thousands of people to Warner Park on Sunday.