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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Architecture.

Banner-shaped plate of metal, or a weather-cock or -vane, placed on a pivot on a high part of a building, to point towards the direction from which the wind comes.

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Vanes

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 130 words.

Variants: Vaines, Vane

Current frequencies: GB 319, Ireland 1 • GB frequency 1881: 128 • Main GB location

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Vane

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 50 words.

Variants: Vain, Vayne, Vein, Vanes

Current frequencies: GB 380, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 387

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vane

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 25 words.

A device for indicating the direction of wind. The standard exposure for wind vanes is on a mast at 10

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vane

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 31 words.

Banner-shaped plate of metal, or a weather-cock or -vane, placed on a pivot on a high part of a building,

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vane

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 25 words.

A device for indicating the direction of wind. The standard exposure for wind vanes is on a mast at 10 m above unobstructed ground....

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vane

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 A narrow pennant or strip of bunting mounted on a spindle. It was flown at the masthead of a sailing vessel to indicate the direction of the wind, though in most modern...

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vane

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Architecture.

Banner-shaped plate of metal, or a weather-cock or -vane, placed on a pivot on a high part of a building, to point towards the direction from which the wind comes.

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vane

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 32 words.

Banner-shaped plate of metal, or a *weather-cock or -vane, placed on a pivot on a high part of a building, to point towards the direction from which the wind blows....

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vane n

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 7 words.

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sp vaine1, vane1, veine1

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Vane, Harriet

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A fictional character created by Dorothy L. Sayers, Harriet Vane is one of the bestknown female amateur detectives in the genre. When Sayers introduced Vane as a person on trial ...

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Vane, Harriet

Rosemary Herbert.

in The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

January 1999; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 481 words.

A fictional character created by Dorothy L. Sayers, Harriet Vane is one of the bestknown female amateur detectives in

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vane engine

Marcel Escudier and Tony Atkins.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 57 words.

A rotary engine in which high-pressure hydraulic fluid in the spaces between spring-loaded sliding vanes held in an offset rotor...

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guide vanes

Marcel Escudier and Tony Atkins.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 36 words.

Fixed vanes, which may be just curved sheets of metal or have an aerofoil cross section, that guide fluid flow in a turbomachine, wind or ...

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guide vanes

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 36 words.

Fixed vanes, which may be just curved sheets of metal or have an aerofoil cross section, that guide fluid flow in a turbomachine, wind or ...

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vane engine

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 57 words.

A rotary engine in which high-pressure hydraulic fluid in the spaces between spring-loaded sliding vanes held in an offset rotor...

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dog vane

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 65 words.

a small temporary vane, often of cork and feathers threaded on a thin line and attached to a short staff. It was fixed on the ...

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Vane Lindesay

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1920– ),

the cartoonist ‘Vane’, was born in Sydney, became senior artist on Salt during the Second World War and subsequently worked for the Melbourne Herald, the Argus and the...

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vane anemometer

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 35 words.

A simple instrument for determining wind speed by measuring the rotation speed of a number (typically four) of vanes at the ends of radial arms attached to a vertical ...

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vane anemometer

Marcel Escudier and Tony Atkins.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 35 words.

A simple instrument for determining wind speed by measuring the rotation speed of a number (typically four) of vanes at the ends of radial arms attached to a vertical ...

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dog vane

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A small temporary vane, often of cork and feathers threaded on a thin line and attached to a short staff. It was fixed on the weather gunwale of sailing ships to enable the helmsman to...

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