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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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Ano said the Wind Vane Award was a fitting recognition to CODIX which has been a vital component in the Department's Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Adaptation (DRR-CCA) efforts to help local government units (LGUs) and communities become more disaster-ready and prepared.
Choose an open area, perhaps near your rain gauge, to place your wind vane. Ask an adult or use a compass to point the N label on the bottle towards North.
Beijing, China, March 16, 2012 --(PR.com)-- In March 2012, DHgate, as the first B2B online cross-border trade transaction platform, published its February computer industry report which can be regarded as a wind vane in the industry.
All obstacles were digitally mapped for the WAsP submodel in polar coordinates relative to the wind vane with angular resolution of 10", distance and height with a resolution of 0.1 m.
During the field trial, Catch the Wind's Vindicator(R) LWS improved the yaw alignment control of a turbine significantly over traditional wind vane measurement equipment.
To determine the wind direction, look at a wind vane. If you or your neighbor doesn't have a wind vane, go outside and face the wind.
As could be expected from the difference in the averaging time, the anemometer frequently showed smaller values than the wind vane. For example, a daily average wind speed of 15 m/s, measured by an anemometer, was equal to a daily average of 17 m/s measured by a wind vane [15].
From it rises a 10-foot scaffold that bristles with instruments, a thickened wind vane runs down one aluminum support, brandishing two satellite antennas and pointing the buoy into the wind.
Some incorporate daisy wheels, a wind vane and a tail of some sort.
An arrow in the middle of the display is linked to a wind vane on the castle roof by a series of rods and cogs.
COLONIAL FARMERS USED A WIND VANE OR WIND FLAG, A CLOTH STREAMER OR LIGHT PINE OR CEDAR TRIANGLE MADE TO SWING IN THE SLIGHTEST MOVEMENT OF AIR.
Another tool is a wind vane. It tells meteorologists from which direction the wind is blowing.