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  • The city considers them to be windsail banners, which are illegal, the newspaper reports.

    City nixes red, white and blue Presidents Day decorations

  • This abnormally high stem growth from lateral loading will change as the tree grows: taller height can mean more “wind sail,” increasing the reaction wood; lower branch death from shading the typical process, will reduce the windsail.

    Wilson, Pisaric and Gaspé « Climate Audit

  • I fought my most serious fatigue of the trip on the way from Jason's place to here in the Sierras, battling crosswinds in the Mojave Desert that attacked the Thule luggage compartment like it was a windsail, throwing us willy-nilly into oncoming traffic and keeping me in a state of horror and beleaguerement at the same time.

    1/5/03 Day Fifteen of the

  • I fought my most serious fatigue of the trip on the way from Jason's place to here in the Sierras, battling crosswinds in the Mojave Desert that attacked the Thule luggage compartment like it was a windsail, throwing us willy-nilly into oncoming traffic and keeping me in a state of horror and beleaguerement at the same time.

    1/31/03 Day XLI of the

  • The windsail is constructed of wind-permeable materials such as sail cloth, coated cotton or linen, or fiber-reinforced synthetic material.

    3.1 Bricked brattice, bricked duct

  • Our huge windsail flapped or bellied as the breeze fell or rose; the waves thumped familiarly against the sides; the masthead lantern burned clear as a star; and the real stars swung up and down as the bowsprit curtsied to each wave.

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines

  • If clear decks are wanted, the windsail is about as inconvenient as it is ugly, and that is saying a great deal.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1082, September 26, 1896

  • He manufactured a windsail outside the carriage window, which brought in a little breeze during the airless heat of mid-day.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • A windsail rigged down there swung against him accidentally, and he remembered that the light touch of the canvas on his face nearly knocked him off the hatchway ladder.

    Lord Jim

  • A windsail rigged down there swung against him accidentally, and he remembered that the light touch of the canvas on his face nearly knocked him off the hatchway ladder.

    Lord Jim

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