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- n. The flag of the United Kingdom, consisting of the flags of England (St. George's Cross), Scotland (St. Andrew's Cross), and Ireland (St. Patrick's Cross) now only used in Northern Ireland combined.
- n. (UK) The flag, consisting of the flags of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland combined, flown on ships of the government of the United Kingdom
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Jack, n., 10.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. national flag of the United Kingdom
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Strangely, given their past history, informed opinion (i.e. one step up from gossip, two up from rumour, three up from innuendo) reveals that Union Jack and Gay Gordon had a reconciliation at the Celtic thrash.
Just like Kinnock purged socialism from the Labour party, Union Jack and his cronies purged Socialism Today from the news agents.
When the revellers awoke from the coma this induced, Union Jack and Gay Gordon were heard arranging to meet to discuss unknown matters.
“This is supposed to be a ceilidh,” Union Jack growled.
Union Jack then launched into one of his familiar rants against the self-seeking fat cats of Fleet Street and their craven capitulation over free collective bargaining.
Two men in red robes, one holding a tall feathered staff and the other a spear, flanked a heraldic badge displaying motifs reminiscent of the Union Jack and topped by a red-and-gold crown.
Kitchener did not insist that Marchand lower the tricoleur from over the fort, and Marchand allowed Kitchener to run a Union Jack up a nearby tree.
As well as being the senior JU official at Nation Newspapers, Union Jack headed the loose federation of the seven different unions represented there.
At Cambridge, the first Continental flag was unfurled, with thirteen alternating red and white stripes though the British Union Jack remained in its upper-left-hand corner, and the lyrics for the tune of “Yankee Doodle” emerged in substantially the version everybody knows:
Union Jack had been invited to the bash in spite of a lifetime of playing the professional Yorkshireman born, bred, and buttered up by everyone after a political favour.