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  • n. Plural form of banderole.


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  • Is it too much to demand, for example, of the thousands of French students who are going to march again this week behind banderoles that read "My grandpa has taken my job" to plan as well on banderoles with the figure of a little bus ticket-taker who is their age, who could be their brother, and whose sole crime is that of having defended his mama?

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: After Sakineh, Her Son

  • There was the ... sound truck and chants, flags and banderoles, a regular labor action.

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  • Both Adelson and Steven J.HeyerSteven J. Heyer, Starwood's chief executive officer, are looking forward to hoisting the company banderoles: "The Sheraton flag will be a comforting presence to travelers from all over Asia and beyond, while St. Regis' uncompromising luxury will serve as a beacon to the world's most elite jet setters," opined Adelson, while Heyer saw the tie-up as "a great opportunity to fly our flags".

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  • Their daggers of Fez had jewelled hilts, and their lances were set off with gay banderoles.

    The Alhambra

  • At the middle of the central island stood Belrod Strang: a palace built of pale gray stone and white enameled timber, with pink, black, and silver banderoles flying from eighteen minarets.

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  • Line after line, and rank after rank, they choked the neck of the valley with a long vista of tossing pennons, twinkling lances, waving plumes and streaming banderoles, while the curvets and gambades of the chargers lent a constant motion and shimmer to the glittering, many-colored mass.

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  • It was seen to be a bark rich in carving and gilding, adorned with silken banderoles, and driven through the water by banks of crimson oars; a vessel of state and ceremony, not a ship of war.

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  • Their prows were decorated with banderoles large enough to be easily distinguished at a distance -- one yellow, chosen for Yenimahale; one blue, for Buyukdere; one white, for Therapia; one red, for Stenia; one green, for Balta-Liman; and one half white and half scarlet, for Bebek.

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  • They could dimly see every incident at the turn -- the collision, fighting, and manifold mishaps, and the confounding of the banderoles.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • All the usual sequential-art suspects are here: Trajan’s column (1st century), the Bayeux Tapestry (11th century), banderoles as word balloons (discussed back here).

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  • (singular banderole)

    "1: a long narrow forked flag or streamer

    2: a long scroll bearing an inscription or a device" (free online dictionary)

    October 11, 2008