from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See storm-signal.


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  • The storm-flag of the Empire is now going to wave over nations and oceans; the sun is going to shine on a great slaughter ....

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis) from the Spanish of Vincente Blasco Ibanez; authorized translation by Charlotte Brewster Jordan.

  • From the flag-pole of the Ottawa they could see the square red storm-flag with the black centre standing out like a piece of tin.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • A faint colour, softer than the storm-flag which had fluttered there a minute before, rose to her cheeks; her lips began to tremble.

    The Long Night

  • By noon of three hundred days a year, straight from the wild pass to the west, there comes sweeping down a gale that would snap the stoutest flag-staff into flinders, and that whips even a storm-flag threadbare in a few brief weeks.

    Marion's Faith.

  • 'Spring is coming,' said the old sergeant that morning, as he hoisted the storm-flag; it's getting wildlike. '

    Castle Nowhere

  • The air was chilly, and a fine rain was falling, the afterpiece of the equinoctial; the wet storm-flag hung heavily down over the fort on the height, and the waves came in sullenly.

    Castle Nowhere

  • The little white fort, too, began to assume its winter manners; the storm-flag was hoisted; there were evening fires upon the broad hearth-stones; the chaplain, having finished everything about

    Castle Nowhere


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