• Repeated fan, leaf and bead pattern
    Repeated fan, leaf and bead pattern
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fanned especially spread in a fan shape "the peacock's fanned tail","the spread-out cards"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Brushes.—Fan Brushes.—Fan
Git Up, Fan Git Up, Fan
Brid behind a fan Brid behind a fan
Fan and Tom shake hands Fan and Tom shake hands
A woman in hoopskirt fans herself at the top of a staircase A woman in hoopskirt fans herself at the top of a staircase


  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.”
  • Yogi Berra
    “If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them .”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A baseball fan is a spectator sitting 500 feet from home plate Who can see better than an umpire standing five feet away.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.”
  • Bobby Hull
    Bobby Hull
    “Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.”
  • Bonnie Raitt
    Bonnie Raitt
    “I think my fans will follow me into our combined old age. Real musicians and real fans stay together for a long, long time.”


Hit the fan - When it hits the fan, or, more rudely, the shit hits the fan, serious trouble starts.


In literature:

She sits playing with her fan, and with a face expressionless as any sphinx.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
He who first drives the nail obtains the rifle, Fan, and her pup, and accompanies me to the nearest settlements.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
It was as though a closed fan, laid upon that uneven ground, had suddenly opened.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
At Sanford High School she had often been rated by enthusiastic fans as the star player of the school.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
After a little fanning a flame would leap forth.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
She was a lady with pins in her hair On a funny old Japanese fan.
"Golden Moments" by Anonymous
Clare saw him fill his glass and look at Lady Fan very hard before he drank, and then Lady Fan did the same thing.
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
She smiled up at him over her fan; a small and costly painted affair, with diamonds incrusted in the handle.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
Mother says that her mother carried a fan like that at a White House ball.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
Foh-Kyung took a silken and ivory fan from an inner pocket and spread it in the air.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
A jubilant shout swelled from the throats of the watching freshmen and their fans.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
The Queen in the gauzy dress of Venus reclined under a canopy, fanned by cupids.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
As to Amelia Bracewell, who carries her fan as if it were a sceptre, and slurs her r's like a Londoner, silly chit!
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
The Master said, Meng Chih-fan never brags.
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
The beans were given a further drying in the sun, and then were submitted to a winnowing process, for which large fans were used.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Outside the coop, she opened her hands and the bird took off with a fanning of wings.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Then I just covered my face with my open fan.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Maria Clara hid her face behind her fan and raised her handkerchief to her eyes.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
As I approached, the stout ladies smiled at me benignly, hiding suppressed yawns behind feather fans.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
The pride and fear which had balked the thought of self-destruction now served to fan the flame of fresh resolve.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking

In poetry:

O lang, lang may the ladyes sit,
Wi' their fans into their hand,
Before they see Sir Patrick Spens
Come sailing to the strand!
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Anonymous British
Shanty of dreams I have loved you
under magnolia trees
scattered with flimsy star luster
fanned by the jasmine night breeze...
"Paragraph" by Norman MacLeod
O lang, lang, may the ladies sit,
Wi' their fans into their hand,
Before they see Sir Patrick Spens
Come sailing to the strand!
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Henry Morley
Its weightiness doth try my back,
That faith and patience be not slack:
It is a fanning wind, whereby
I am unchaff'd of vanity.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Nay, nay!—breathe on, sweet wind of night!
The sigh is all in me;
Flow, fan, and blow, with gentle might,
Until I wake and see.
"Songs of the Summer Nights" by George MacDonald
Its feathers float on ev'ry breeze
That fans the verdant mead,
And children count the hours of day
By breaths that waft the seed.
"The Dandelion" by Jared Barhite

In news:

"We want to carry the network in a way that is affordable for everyone, and by everyone we want to make sure that both Lakers fans and non- Lakers fans avoid any significant increases to their bills.".
Beware what you wish for Laker fans howard, lakers , laker , kupchak, one, fans, couldn, today, team, past.
Most everyone knows what a Yankee's fan I am and a fan of Derek Jeter in particular.
Special to The TelegraphJohn Steiner is a Georgia fan, while his wife, Bea, is an Alabama fan.
Packers fans and Colts fans react accordingly.
Director Peter Jackson took loyal fans at Comic-Con on a journey back to Middle Earth on Saturday with footage of his upcoming film fantasy "The Hobbit," calling the new epic "made by fans, for fans.
All told, more than 166,400 fans are registered on the MINI 's Facebook fan page.
Four fans connected in parallel provide built-in redundancy in the PowerAire® Quad fan assist module .
Fans watch helplessly as the final minutes tick away in RSL's 1-0 loss to Monterrey on Wednesday night RSL fans filled Rio Tinto Stadium and provided a great atmosphere.
Designed to provide targeted ventilation to prevent localized hot-spots from building up in racks and cabinets, the Zbreeze rack- mounted cooling fan from Parasound includes three fans in a 1/2 rack-width chassis.
Whether they're techno enthusiasts in Berlin and Tokyo, Detroit rock fans in London, or Motown fans just about everywhere, people recognize Detroit's musical pedigree.
Fans from the Mile High City has blown up his twitter account as he is all over my feed, retweeting Nuggets fans from left to right.
Fan allegedly assaulted passed-out LSU fan.
I'm a pretty big fan of the Stones, but I'm not a huge fan of cover songs.
Seven decibels quieter than the traditional condenser fan it replaces, the V-Force fan is now a standard feature of all X2 series units.

In science:

Key words and phrases. toric variety, binomial variety, equivariant resolution of singularities, blowing-up, exceptional divisor, fan, star-subdivision.
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
Combinatorial desingularization of normal toric varieties goes back to [KKMS]. A normal toric variety X corresponds to a fan Σ in a lattice; X = X (Σ) is smooth if and only if Σ is a regular fan (cf. §2.2 below).
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
Any fan can be refined to a regular fan by iterated starsubdivisions [F, §2.6], [C, §5]; the corresponding morphism of toric varieties is a resolution of singularities (i.e., a proper morphism from a smooth variety to X that is an isomorphism over the complement of the singular locus).
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
The toric variety associated to a fan Σ in N is obtained by glueing together the affine toric varieties Uσ , σ ∈ Σ; if σ, τ ∈ Σ, then Uσ ∩ Uτ = Uσ∩τ .
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
A fan Σ is regular if every cone σ ∈ Σ is regular.
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
Smooth toric varieties correspond to regular fans.
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
Let Σ ⊂ NR denote a regular fan, and let M = M (Σ) denote the smooth toric variety over k determined by Σ.
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
Let M = M (Σ) denote a smooth toric variety over a perfect field k , corresponding to a regular fan Σ in a lattice ∼= Zn (cf. §2.2).
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
In these theorems, M = M (Σ) denotes a smooth toric variety over a perfect field k , corresponding to a fan Σ, and X denotes a closed toric subvariety of M .
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
These are “fan” diagrams with the maximal number of crossings.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
Also shown are disk stars (crosses), white dwarfs (stars), and QSOs (circles), taken from the North Galactic Pole SDSS color simulations of Fan (1999).
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
Only ob jects with g < 21 are shown, and measured color bands differ slightly from those used in the Fan simulations, but the data suffice for illustrative purposes.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
We will give another formula for the index of D [φ] which is expressed in terms of the twisted fan {L(i)}.
Correspondences and index
We say that the fan {L(i)} is a perturbation of the direct sum decomposition H = ⊕Hi .
Correspondences and index
Consider a fan, which is twisted with respect to {L(v )}v∈V .
Correspondences and index