Method of Using the Winding-Sticks
- adj winding of a path e.g. "meandering streams","rambling forest paths","the river followed its wandering course","a winding country road"
- adj winding marked by repeated turns and bends "a tortuous road up the mountain","winding roads are full of surprises","had to steer the car down a twisty track"
- n winding the act of winding or twisting "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
Additional illustrations & photos:
The north wind doth blow
THEN THERE CAME A WIND SO STRONG THAT IT BLEW OFF CURDKEN'S HAT
Steps wind up between a rock wall and trees
Winding the Skein
DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE FOR A LOW BALL AGAINST THE WIND
DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE FOR A HIGH BALL WITH THE WIND
A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE
A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
In a lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of wind inside a car
- n Winding (Naut) A call by the boatswain's whistle.
- Winding A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream. "To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove
With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove."
- Winding (Elec) The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about anything, or a single round or turn of the material;
- a Winding Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
The windiest place in the world is Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA. The highest wind was on April 12, 1934 when it reached 231 mph.
- n winding Any portion of an electric circuit which is coiled. The term is applied to the armature and field-coils of generators and motors, to the turns of wire on electromagnets, to the coils of galvanometers and other current-measuring instruments, to the primary and secondary turns of transformers, to resistance and inductance-coils, and, in general, to any convolution or set of convolutions which forms a portion of the conducting circuit of an electrical machine or device.
- winding Curving; spiral: as, a winding stair.
- winding Full of bends or turns: as, a winding path.
- winding Warped; twisted; bent; crooked: as, a winding surface.
- n winding A turn or turning; a bend; flexure; meander: as, the windings of a road or stream.
- n winding A twist in any surface, so that all its parts do not lie in the same plane; a casting or warping.
- n winding A call by the boatswain's whistle.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cockroaches break wind every 15 minutes.
- adj Winding curving, full of bends: twisted
Don't know whether to wind a watch or bark at the moon - If you don't know what to do, you don't know whether to wind a watch or bark at the moon.
Get wind of - If you get wind of something, you hear or learn about it, especially if it was meant to be secret.
It's an ill wind that blows no good - This is said when things have gone wrong; the idea being that when bad things happen, there can also be some positive results.
Know which way the wind blows - This means that you should know how things are developing and be prepared for the future.
Sail close to the wind - If you sail close to the wind, you take risks to do something, going close to the limit of what is allowed or acceptable.
Scattered to the four winds - If something's scattered to the four winds, it goes out in all directions.
Second wind - If you overcome tiredness and find new energy and enthusiasm, you have second wind.
Seven sheets to the wind - If someone is seven sheets to the wind, they are very drunk.
Throw caution to the wind - When people throw caution to the wind, they take a great risk.
Twisting in the wind - If you are twisting in the wind, you are without help or support - you are on your own.
Whistle down the wind - If you whistle down the wind, you abandon, send away or leave something or someone.
Then it had slowly come about that the winds of pain had increased upon the winds of pleasure.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
The weather pleasant, the wind from the E. with clouds; in the afternoon the clouds disappeared and the wind came from the N.W.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
E.g., the wind four points free; the wind would allow the vessel to come four points nearer the wind than her course requires.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
Upon rounding the second bend the head wind became a stern wind, driving us on at a jolly clip until nightfall.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
To-day we have hot wind or gusts of wind.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
On the 31st of May, the wind being East and E.S.E., with a top-gallant gale, they set sail close to the wind on a southerly course.
"The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765" by J. E. Heeres
Stayed for a wind at this place two days.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar" by George Bethune English
The deep, far baying of the dogs, now loud, now low, as the trail ran away or the wind blew clear, told where the chase led inland.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
The English could not move for want of wind.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
We can sail two points nearer the wind than he.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
The wind, the summer wind of June,
Was on our cheeks as, in the heather,
We lay that happy afternoon
On Yarrow braes together.
"On Yarrow Braes" by Alexander Anderson
Put your finger on the lips
Of your soul; the wild rain drips;
The wind goes diving down the sea;
Tell the wind, but tell not me.
"An April Gust" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Outside, the wind and the rain
appeal and defend,
outside the wind and the rain
appeal and enclose
the judge with their reasoning.
"Dream Judgement" by Gerrit Achterberg
Light fills the hills with God,
Wind with his breath,
And here, in his abode,
Light, wind, and air praise God,
And this poor breath.
"Montserrat" by Arthur Symons
And the dawn wind grieves for Desmond,
And "Desmond" the night wind sighs;
And where is the head of Desmond,
He of the dusk-deep eyes?
"Desmond" by Clinton Scollard
Hurrah for a horse on a wind-swept course
And a night as black as hell is,
And a gallop blind in face o' the wind
To calm a soul that fell is.
"A Song" by James Edwin Campbell
Running against the wind Eastland Fire Department sparks funding controversy.
In the wind and cold and wet of the Yorkshire moors, a young boy is taken in by a generous man.
Despite high winds, a US Forest Service contract helicopter lifts off Monday for a reconnaissance flight over the Potts Mountain fire, which had consumed an estimated 700 acres.
After struggling for years to develop wind power in Michigan, Rich VanderVeen hopes a new, consolidated state energy department will put some wind at his back.
The search-engine giant will buy some of the wind energy from GRDA's interest in a wind farm under development in central Oklahoma.
Medicine Park, 62 mph wind gust at 8:50 p.m. Gould, 62 mph wind gust one hour before that.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced plans Thursday to open four new wind-leasing regions for wind farms along the mid- Atlantic coast .
Among the Weather Channel 's "personal favorites": A 13-6 Browns victory over the Steelers on Dec 10, 2009, with winds gusting 20-25 mph and the wind chill below zero.
Dangerous wind-chill factors are still possible Tuesday night with the wind chill dipping below zero.
High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories remain in effect through evening.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind watch and said damaging winds may blow through the city this weekend.
While there are no official wind advisories for San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara County, strong offshore winds will continue through Sunday morning.
Boston-based wind energy developer First Wind has announced that the construction of its 69 MW Kawailoa Wind project.
In wind-turbine laden Iowa, President Obama sharpens his campaign claws on the wind energy tax credit .
However, for much of the day that wind will be a chilly wind as we slowly recover from the cold morning.
This low wind speed is responsible for a wind luminosity which is about a factor of ten below the wind powers of the other objects of this study (cf.
The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission
The X-ray emission from the super-massive star η Car is simulated using a three dimensional model of the wind-wind collision.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
Cooling of the shocked companion’s wind becomes more important if there is a period of enhanced mass-loss from the primary wind (see Table 3) since the WCR is pushed deeper into the secondary wind resulting in lower preshock velocities and higher densities (see Fig. 17).
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
Collisions between the pulsar’s relativistic wind and the stellar wind lead to the formation of a compactiﬁed pulsar wind nebula (CPWN), a scaled-down version of pulsar wind nebulae .
Multiwavelength Astronomy and CTA: X-rays
Our assumption of a uniform zonal wind with an equatorial velocity of 1 km s−1 also ignores variations of the zonal wind speed with altitude, which may be signiﬁcant (wind speeds generally increase with height) according to circulation models (e.g.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b