Weather-cock

  • 1 weather-cock — n. 1. Vane, weather vane. 2. Trimmer, time server, fickle person, chameleon …

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  • 2 cock — cock1 [käk] n. [ME cok < OE coc & OFr coq, like Dan kok, ON kokkr, of echoic orig.] 1. a) the male of the chicken; rooster b) the male of certain other birds 2. Archaic a) the crowing of a rooster, esp. at sunrise …

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  • 3 Weather vane — A weather vane, also called a wind vane, is a movable device attached to an elevated object such as a roof for showing the direction of the wind. Very often these are in the shape of cockerels and are called weather cocks. Arrows are also popular …

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  • 4 cock — Synonyms and related words: Bantam, anemograph, anemometer, anemometrograph, anemoscope, anthill, backslide, ball cock, ball valve, baloney, bank, banty, barn door fowl, barnyard fowl, biddy, bilge, billy, billy goat, boar, bosh, boss, broiler,… …

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  • 5 weather vane — noun mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind • Syn: ↑weathervane, ↑vane, ↑wind vane • Hypernyms: ↑mechanical device • Hyponyms: ↑weathercock, ↑ …

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  • 6 weather vane — Synonyms and related words: April showers, Proteus, aerological instrument, anemograph, anemometer, anemometrograph, anemoscope, aneroid barometer, aneroidograph, barograph, barometer, barometrograph, chameleon, cloud shapes, cock, feeler, glass …

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  • 7 weather vane — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms weather vane : singular weather vane plural weather vanes an object, often an arrow or a model of a cock, that is fixed to the top of a building and points in the direction that the wind is coming from …

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  • 8 cock — I n 1. rooster, chanticleer, cockerel, male chicken; male bird or fowl, gander, drake, gobbler. 2. weathercock, weather vane, wind vane, vane. 3. leader, chief, captain. See leader . 4. stopcock, valve, faucet, tap, spigot. II v 1. tilt, tip,… …

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  • 9 weather vane — n 1. weathercock, cock, wind vane, vane. 2. barometer, indicator, pointer, indicant, predictor, forecaster; indication, sign, omen, augury, token; herald, forerunner, harbinger; hint, clue, idea …

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  • 10 Gauge cock — Gauge Gauge, n. [Written also gage.] 1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard. [1913 Webster] This plate must be a gauge to file your worm and groove to equal breadth by. Moxon …

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  • 11 weath|er|cock — «WEHTH uhr KOK», noun, verb. –n. 1. a device to show which way the wind is blowing, especially one in the shape of a rooster; weather vane. 2. Figurative. a person or thing that is changeable or inconstant, especially one who veers easily to… …

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  • 12 lester cock — 1) a toy boat sent out before the wind by fishermen in rough weather with a string of hooks (Cornish dialect) 2) a floating contrivance with a small sail to carry a boulter (q.v.) seawards in fishing; presumably the same or similar to (1)… …

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  • 13 Air — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Air >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 air air &c.(gas) 334 Sgm: N 1 common air common air atmospheric air Sgm: N 1 atmosphere atmosphere Sgm: N 1 aerosphere aerosphere GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 …

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  • 14 Woodway House — is in Teignmouth, South Devon, England. It was at one time a farm on lands held by the Bishops of Exeter. In around 1815 a thatched cottage in the cottage orne style of Horace Walpole s (1717 1797) Thames side villaEvans, Tony Green, Candida… …

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  • 15 Milburn, Cumbria — Coordinates: 54°39′25″N 2°32′10″W / 54.657°N 2.536°W / 54.657; 2.536 …

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  • 16 Ichabod Crane — is a fictional character in Washington Irving s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow , first published in 1820. According to a notation by Irving, the character of Ichabod Crane was based on a schoolteacher named Jesse Merwin, whom Irving… …

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  • 17 Lichtenberg's Avertissement — Lichtenberg s Avertissement, written by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, is a poster intended to deter the citizens of Göttingen, Germany, from attending the performance of Jacob Philadelphia in 1777. The performance was supposed to be an exhibition… …

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  • 18 St Michael's Church, Monkton Combe — St Michael s Church is the Church of England parish church of Monkton Combe, the dominating fixture in this small town in the English county of Somerset. The structure is mostly mid Victorian and rather unfortunate looking. Predominately an… …

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  • 19 St James' and St Paul's Church, Marton — St James and St Paul s Church, Marton, from the south …

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  • 20 Gunpowder magazine — A gunpowder magazine is a magazine (building) designed to store the explosive gunpowder in wooden barrels for safety. Very few survive in the United Kingdom, as gunpowder is no longer manufactured there. Gunpowder, until superseded, was a… …

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