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wind vane

[wind] /wɪnd/
noun
Origin of wind vane
1715-1725
1715-25
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  • A little way beyond the screen, again, stood the wind-vane and anemometer.

  • The people are drilled, the wind-vane police, the engineers, and half the way-gearers are with us.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • It was only slowly that it came to him that he might ask for the "wind-vane offices," whatever the "wind-vane offices" might be.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • He was two miles from the wind-vane offices in Westminster, but the way was easy to follow.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • With the exception of the wind-vane, which was blown a few yards into the tussock, nothing was damaged.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The oldest meteorological instrument is, no doubt, the weather or wind-vane, which had its origin before the Christian era.

    Sounding the Ocean of Air A. Lawrence Rotch
  • I will telephone to the aeronautical offices from here and we will return to your apartments in the wind-vane Control.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells

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