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  • n. Plural form of black flag.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An organization composed originally of Chinese rebels that had been driven into Tonkin by the suppression of the Taiping rebellion, but later increased by bands of pirates and adventurers. It took a prominent part in fighting the French during their hostilities with Anam, 1873-85.


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