Weathercock sentence examples

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  • The graceful bell-tower, erected in 1224-1319, named La Ghirlandina from the bronze garland surrounding the weathercock, is 335 ft.

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  • The building was surmounted by a weathercock in the form of a bronze Triton; it contained a water-clock to record the time when the sun was not shining.

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  • The common story is that Lippershey, happening one day, whilst holding a spectacle-lens in either hand, to direct them towards the steeple of a neighbouring church, was astonished, on looking through the nearer lens, to find that the weathercock appeared nearer and more distinct.

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  • He was the creature of every passing mood or whim, incapable of cool and steady judgment or of the slightest self-control - an incalculable weathercock, blindly obsequious to every blast of passion.

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  • But doubt may be thrown on this traditional account owing to the further statement that the image of the weathercock so viewed was seen turned upside down.

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  • squat tower capped by a pyramid roof with a weathercock.

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  • He shifted his ground in politics with every new moon, and the world fastened on him the nickname, which he himself adopted in his "champagne" speech, of the weathercock.

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  • Probably a sphere would prove most useful for a pressure anemometer, since owing to its symmetrical shape it would not require a weathercock.

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  • Above the shaft comes the arcaded bell-chamber, frequently built of Istrian stone; and above that again the attic, either round or square or octagonal, carrying either a cone or a pyramid or a cupola, sometimes surmounted by a cross or a gilded angel which serves as a weathercock.

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  • Did I mention the weathercock on Queen Camel church, which goes to drink for the river when it hears the clock strike twelve?

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  • In the late 1940's Capt.Holmes presented the Church with a new bronze weathercock in gratitude for his safe return from war.

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  • Velocity anemometers may again be subdivided into two classes, (1) those which do not require a wind vane or weathercock, (2) those which do.

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  • A squat tower capped by a pyramid roof with a weathercock.

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