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- v. To violently cause to fall to the ground.
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No. Obstinate and devilish as he was, he wanted to haul down the flag of perfect love, to set fire to the bark Harriet and Lovat, to seat himself in glory on the ashes, like a resurrected phoenix, with an imaginary crown on his head.
These are not the times in which to haul down our flag, use Quaker ordance, fire-blank cartridges or offer truce or amnesty to rebels in arms against any claim of God or interest of humanity.