weathervane

[ UK /wˈɛðəvˌe‍ɪn/ ]
NOUN
  1. mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
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How To Use weathervane In A Sentence

  • In Noah's Ark, she gives the adventure a festive spirit by hanging nautical-like flags on the boat, bringing aboard plants in clay pots, and crowning the ark's domed top with a weathervane.
  • On the tip of the spire is a weathervane of Fortuna, seen standing on a gilded globe supported by two telamones.
  • He said: ‘We wanted lights to highlight the weathervane on the pub but when I went to see what it would look like it is fair to say I wasn't very happy.’
  • Becker notes that even once the war was underway, in the first days French morale was ‘extremely fragile… reacting a bit like a weathervane to the gusts of wind’.
  • McCain has simply decided that his political weathervane is advising him to walk in goose-step with the conservative leadership within the GOP. Think Progress » The death of a maverick: John McCain backtracks on nuclear policy.
  • It describes the myriad of ways that cell phone masts have been hidden: ‘They are being disguised as chimneys, clocks, drainpipes, telegraph poles, and even weathervanes.’
  • The style has not totally disappeared - Russians and the native peoples of the Perm area are still known to decorate weathervanes, wooden gutters, and wooden salt cellars with carved images of horses and birds.
  • Then we went home and hung out there for a while until my cousin called to take us to lunch (linner? dunch?) at the Weathervane at A Southern Season. brynpobydd Diary Entry
  • Inside the museum, exhibits range from objects drawn from the traditional folk art - paintings, sculptures, weathervanes, flags, quilts - of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to the works of contemporary self-taught artists.
  • The King's interest in clocks and weathervanes, which combined high science with art, grew out of Bute's interest.
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