wind cone

Definitions

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

In literature:

Pencroft then twisted the piece of paper into the shape of a cone, as smokers do in a high wind, and poked it in among the moss.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
Imagine for yourself an inverted cone of granite hollowed out on a large scale, a sort of basin with its sides divided up by queer winding paths.
"The Magic Skin" by Honore de Balzac
Ariadne gave Theseus the thread and the cone to wind it around.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
In the hot hum of the woods there was heard the occasional dropping of pine cones as the wind fanned lazy music from the leaves.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Given a right direction, the wind in its sand-drifting will build you one of those sand-cones almost while you wait.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
As the wind increased the lights wavered and the cones split into many streams of flame before it.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Columns and cones of snow were whirled past them and over them; wind and snow together made it harder for them to keep their feet.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
It was like lava pouring in a thousand winding streams down a volcano cone.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Within the shaft is a hollow cone, with a spiral stairway winding round it to its summit, which enters a circular chamber at the top.
"The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1" by Daniel Webster
WINDING BACK THE RACK AND CONE BELT is done from the front of the machine.
"Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery" by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
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In news:

Traffic cones knocked over by wind and storm surge rest among beach sand at the inlet parking lot while waves of the.
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In science:

The analysis of these results show that in the case when wind velocity equals 30 km/s the cone shock is close to the accretor and does not leave any room for the formation of a disc.
3D Gasdynamic Modelling of the Changes in the Flow Structure During Transition From Quiescent to Active State in Symbiotic Stars
If the wind velocity equals 30 km/s the accretion disc disappears and a cone shock forms.
3D Gasdynamic Modelling of the Changes in the Flow Structure During Transition From Quiescent to Active State in Symbiotic Stars
Since it is likely that there will in practice be some degree of divergence of the outflows (though as we will show, the X-ray emission is almost certainly not coming from the wind fluid itself ), we have investigated the effects of this by performing an identical analysis using two truncated cones.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
In the later SN-driven stage of the starburst, the more vigorous wind does manage to disrupt some of the disk, dragging it out to form a cone within a much larger bubble.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
Without an early mild wind (models B1 and B2), the disk is disrupted before the wind has easy access to the halo, and so no obvious cone in the X-ray is visible.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
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