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  • n. Plural form of flagstaff.


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  • On either side the path that led to the gate stood two tall flagstaffs.

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  • Materials aren't fancy: a 1/4-inch oak dowel plus a corncob; a solid fiberglass rod (white bicycle flagstaffs are great) or a broken carbon arrow shaft plus a 3/4-inch oak dowel.

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  • But soon both men, mounted and armed and lances at the ready, rush toward the center of the grounds, where two pennantsone solid sky-blue, the other black as the eye of the ravenflutter from lofty flagstaffs.


  • Both sides used long sticks, opposition — flagstaffs, police — rubber batons and then flagstaffs withdrawn from opposition side.

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  • Squads of volunteers, organized by Parsons, were preparing the street for Hate Week, stitching banners, painting posters, erecting flagstaffs on the roofs, and perilously slinging wires across the street for the reception of streamers.

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  • Display the flag only between sunrise and sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs.

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  • But there is a passion for tall flagstaffs hereabout, and you may see its twin brother in five minutes, if you have a mind.

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  • Everywhere, too, were flagstaffs devoid of flags; one white sheet drooped and flapped and drooped again over the Park Row buildings.

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  • One went up a narrow lane of cactus, then along a rutted, dusty bullock-cart track, with bamboos as tall as flagstaffs growing densely on either side.

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  • The Stars and Bars were at their proper place midway of some regiments, but a few flagstaffs were without standards.



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