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- n. A device for indicating wind direction.
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- n. Alternative spelling of weather vane.
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- n. mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
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McCain has simply decided that his political weathervane is advising him to walk in goose-step with the conservative leadership within the GOP.
Today, the nation's weathervane is pointing unmistakably in the direction of the Republican Party.
Just before the plane left the runway there was a gust of 52 mph that, hitting the plane's tail, caused it to "weathervane" - turn until its nose was pointed into the wind, investigators said.
Romney’s political weathervane is working overtime again.
Cameron is a weathervane, which is about to come off its decaying pivot.
Cincinnati, Ohio: Police are chasing the dragon - a Nineteenth Century figural weathervane, that is - which was reported stolen on April 25, 2007.
Mr. Jumblatt, long known as the weathervane of Lebanese politics, also described his many meetings over time with American officials as a "black spot" on his past, in a hint that his alliances and political forecasts could be shifting.
"weathervane" - turn until its nose was pointed into the wind.
The wind caused the plane to "weathervane" – turn until its nose was pointed into the wind.
The wily Jumblatt, who is often referred to in Lebanon as the "weathervane" of local and regional politics because of his penchant for switching alliances according to power shifts, is literally today in the position of kingmaker, whatever the outcome of the new Lebanese government.