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VANE (formerly spelt " fane," i.e. pe...

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 894 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VANE (formerly spelt " fane," i.e. pennon, flag; cf. Ger. Feline, Du. vaan, Fr. girouette, Ital. banderuola, Ger. Wellerfahne), the weathercock on a steeple. Vanes seem in early times to have been of various forms, as dragons, &c.; but in the Tudor period the favourite design was a beast or bird sitting on a slender pedestal and carrying an upright rod, on which a thin plate of metal is hung like a flag, ornamented in various ways.
End of Article: VANE (formerly spelt " fane," i.e. pennon, flag; cf. Ger. Feline, Du. vaan, Fr. girouette, Ital. banderuola, Ger. Wellerfahne)
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