Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of saltire.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "I fully intend to see saltires erected across Scotland tomorrow," Salmond said.

    Alex Salmond bullish as SNP set for victory

  • Things only started to go wrong when Megrahi was welcomed back to Tripoli by crowds waving Scottish saltires.

    The Lockerbie Bomber and Scotland's Disgrace

  • There are more saltires flown at ibrox than the rest of scottish football grounds put together - we even decked the whole of the stadium out in saltires for a champions league match.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • I had the same thoughts regarding Al-Megrahi returning to Tripoli in Libya and the scenes of crowds with their saltires lining up to cheer the man home.

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  • His arms were thick and showed fading tattoos of thistles and saltires.

    Fleshmarket Close

  • The mantelpiece was almost unaltered; the Maxwell devices, two-headed eagles, hurcheons and saltires, on crowded shields, interlaced with the motto

    By What Authority?

  • The process that had been adopted before was again brought into action, but now a single compound device had to be formed by the combination of a cross and two saltires, Nos.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

  • She got an old heraldry book; and a surprising old maiden lady from Winton, learned in politeness and genealogies, from whom she learned the court etiquette (as the old Winton lady had known it in Queen Anne's time); and ere long she jabbered gules and sables, bends and saltires, not with correctness always, but with a wonderful volubility and perseverance.

    The Virginians

  • Al Megrahi received a hero's welcome from crowds waving saltires when he returned to Libya

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  • You may recall the scene at the Tripoli airport, where the Lockerbie bomber received a hero's welcome before a crowd waving Libyan flags and Scottish saltires.

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