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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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A crowing little urchin beside is already waving the Union Jack which is ready to crown the edifice, if the Fates ever suffer it to be crowned.
This is the only occasion when it is correctly called the Union Jack, although it is generally known by this name through common usage. "
In Saint John's Wood, home to many American ex-patriots and the Abbey Road studios made famous by the Beatles, one street was decked out with Union Jack flags and pictures of the British Royals in anticipation of an afternoon street party.
I completely respect your right to defend what they do and I sincerely mean that, my point was not their representation in the article above merely that as a vehicle for carrying a potent message about the unease of sectors of British society regarding the erosion of values they hold dear, fat blokes dressed in stone island holding Union Jack flags aping songs about the IRA doesn't really cut it for me.
A circa 1968 Lambretta SX 150 covered with the Union Jack carries an estimate of
My English friends started waving their Union Jack several weeks ago and invited us all over for afternoon cocktails.
Or that in the US, burning the Union Jack is illegal?
The Colonial Office sent in waves of white settlers to seize the land from the local "apes" and mark it with the Union Jack.
It was a terrific idea to end with the sailor finale of Union Jack, the stage crammed with all the boys and girls semaphoring “God Save the Queen” as cannons boom.
The knife and gun is not really a deal-breaker for me, Union Jack has historically carried a knife since his inception and Steve Rogers as Cap is illustrated with firearms through the WWII chronicles.