weather vane


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Recent Examples on the Web In 1789, the church added a two level square brick tower complete with an octagonal belfry capped by a tall weather vane. Jacques Kelly,, 11 Sep. 2021 The exterior showcases hallmark farmhouse features, such as a standing seam metal roof, wood siding, oversize sliding doors, a functional pulley bracket, and a cupola with a weather vane. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 13 May 2021 As part of the celebration marking the return of the Preakness, the colors of the race’s winner were painted onto the ornamental weather vane at Pimlico Racecourse for the first time. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 Maya's Restaurant, which opened 35 years ago in an unassuming spot overlooking the industrial side of Gustavia Harbor, is the social weather vane. Kate Holstein, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Apr. 2020 And the stock market is sort of the best weather vane on how the economy's gonna do three, six months from now. Cnn Staff, CNN, 26 Mar. 2020 When a train collision kills 18 people, the ensuing investigation whipsaws public opinion like a weather vane. Jesse Green, New York Times, 11 Dec. 2019 American folk art — paintings by itinerant artists, old signs, weather vanes, ship figureheads — was new to the art market. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 14 Dec. 2019 Brown, the recipient of a four-year, $115 million extension on Monday, and Tatum are weather vanes for the Green., 23 Oct. 2019

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circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weather vane was circa 1721

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18 Sep 2021

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“Weather vane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of weather vane

: an object that is usually put on the top of a roof and that has an arrow that turns as the wind blows to show the direction of the wind

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Kids Definition of weather vane

: a movable device usually attached to a roof to show which way the wind is blowing

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