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  • But lo! the air was a-glint with particles of scintillating frost, and there, to the north, the wind-vane lay in vague outline on the snow.

    In a Far Country

  • Standing beneath the wind-vane, his eyes fixed on the polar skies, he could not bring himself to realize that the Southland really existed, that at that very moment it was a-roar with life and action.

    In a Far Country

  • Standing beneath the wind-vane, his eyes fixed on the polar skies, he could not bring himself to realize that the Southland really existed, that at that very moment it was a-roar with life and action.

    In a Far Country

  • They propped themselves in the snow beneath the moveless wind-vane, and waited.

    In a Far Country

  • But lo! the air was a-glint with particles of scintillating frost, and there, to the north, the wind-vane lay in vague outline on the snow.

    In a Far Country

  • The mysterious artisan who had laid the cabin, log by log, had pegged a wind-vane to the ridge-pole.

    In a Far Country

  • They propped themselves in the snow beneath the moveless wind-vane, and waited.

    In a Far Country

  • The mysterious artisan who had laid the cabin, log by log, had pegged a wind-vane to the ridge-pole.

    In a Far Country

  • The democrats can do without him - the unreliable wind-vane. cfukara

    Obama on Lieberman - Swampland - TIME.com

  • We had no house as yet for our outside instruments, but the sub-director went to work to prepare one as quickly as possible, and so nimble were his hands that when the depot party returned there was the finest instrument-screen standing ready on the hill, painted white so that it shone a long way off: The wind-vane was a work of art, constructed by our able engineer, Sundbeck.

    The South Pole~ Depot Journeys

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