weathercock

Part of speech: noun

A vane. weathervane.

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Usage examples "weathercock":

  1. When I reached the street I hurried to the cars, thinking that la donna may be mobile, but that as a weathercock Gordon was the limit. - "A Top-Floor Idyl", George van Schaick.
  2. Men had been sent down from London, of course at considerable expense, and Portray Castle had been searched, with the consent of its owner, from the weathercock to the foundation- stone,- much to the consternation of Miss Macnulty, and to the delight of Andy Gowran. - "The Eustace Diamonds", Anthony Trollope.
  3. To be suspended by one's trousers from a weathercock in the cold, grey light of dawn seemed a sorry ending to the show; and to land from the skies on a general's stomach requires explanation. - "Men, Women and Guns", H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile.