Origin of wind vane
First recorded in 1715–25
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Examples from the Web for wind vane
With the exception of the wind-vane, which was blown a few yards into the tussock, nothing was damaged.The Home of the Blizzard
The people are drilled, the wind-vane police, the engineers, and half the way-gearers are with us.
He was two miles from the wind-vane offices in Westminster, but the way was easy to follow.
It was only slowly that it came to him that he might ask for the "wind-vane offices," whatever the "wind-vane offices" might be.
I will telephone to the aeronautical offices from here and we will return to your apartments in the Wind-Vane Control.