from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flag used as a weather signal; specifically, one of the flags used by the United States Weather Bureau since 1891 to indicate the character of the weather expected to occur at the locality within thirty-six hours.


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  • It is not known how long the weather-flag system was used, but the opera house closed in 1908 and was torn down in the early 1960s.

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