air sock


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air sock a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
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In literature:

No greater air of prosperity clung about him than is conveyed by a rusty overcoat and wisps of cloth in place of socks.
"The Island Pharisees" by John Galsworthy
It's a very tricky thing airing bed-socks.
"First Plays" by A. A. Milne
True was sitting with an air of immense importance trying to darn a worsted sock of her father's.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
The severe frost of that night did much mischief in the wet socks of the soldiers while sleeping in the open air.
"The history of Company C, Seventh Regiment, O.V.I" by Theodore Wilder
We surrounded it, and soon the air was thick with steam from our drying socks.
"Modern Essays" by John Macy

In poetry:

A little sock, a little toy,
A little lock of golden hair,
The Christmas music on the air,
A watching for my baby boy!
"Christmas Treasures" by Eugene Field
There's a case in the files
Of Sir Barrington-Pyles
While hunting a fox one day
Shot up in the air
And remained hanging there!
While the hairs on his socks turned grey!
"Scorflufus" by Spike Milligan