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  • About mid-winter a party of hostile Lipans made a swoop around and skirting the garrison, killing a herder -- a discharged drummer-boy -- in sight of the flag-staff.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Not for them, the dual flag-staff that so often bedevils members of the London parties.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Not for them, the dual flag-staff that so often bedevils members of the London parties.

    Cutting that umbilical cord

  • Looking on the ground, and planting his stick at each tread as if it were a flag-staff, he reached his own precincts, where, as he passed through the court, he automatically stopped to look at the men working in the shed and around.

    The Woodlanders

  • It stands just clear of the palms on the crest of the beach at the head of the pier; the flag-staff not far off; the pier he will understand is perhaps three feet above high water, not more at any price.

    Vailima Letters

  • Madam, I am hunted like a mad dog, and shall be hanged to your flag-staff if I am caught.

    Mary Anerley

  • Now, if I let you go yourself, you are not to go beyond the flag-staff.

    Mary Anerley

  • Here was a tall flag-staff for signals, and a place for a beacon-light when needed, and a bench with a rest for a spy-glass.

    Mary Anerley

  • There was no air, and the British ensign in front of the house hung limp on the flag-staff.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • After a few more words, he led the hapless and hungry Englishman to a quiet little cot which overlooked the noble bay, and itself was overlooked by a tall flag-staff bearing the colours of



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