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vane

(vān)
n.
The flattened, weblike part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.

vane

the part of a bird's feather formed by the barbs and excluding the RACHIS.
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Linear air velocities were measured using the same vaned anemometer as was used for the open-air drying experiment.
[9] Cui Michael M, (2005), Comparative study of unsteady flows in a transonic centrifugal compressor with vaneless and vaned diffusers.
The arctometatarsalian foot of Microraptor was proportionally smaller with deeply recurved claws on each digit, the hallux was reversed, and long, vaned feathers attached to the tarsus.
Designed for use with pastes, gels, waves and particulate-laden slurries, the SST 2000 uses vaned measuring systems and controlled stress methods to provide efficient analysis.
The advantages for electric melting--the simplicity of the process, less stringent environmental regulations and low energy costs--have vaned over the last decade.
Then with a rattle like the shaking of sheets of brass the wide, vaned wings opened and the dragon sprang up into the air, circled Roke Knoll once, and flew.
Ouazzane, "A Further Evaluation of the Vaned Laws' Plate and Its Impact on Future Research," Proceedings of the 1997 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, June 22-26, 1997.
You can drift a deadbait with a float, or a special vaned float which will help you to target likely pike feeding areas 100 yards offshore.
The most recent development in Strouds' evolution has been its lifestyle merchandising approach, which pulls together diverse merchandise from vaned vendors to make a statement.
Moving air can turn a vaned wheel as well as moving water can, and its force was already well understood in connection with sailing vessels.
Participation rates for women also vaned significantly.