from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious disease is on board.
  • adj. the quarantine flag. See under Quarantine, and 3d Flag.

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  • n. common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated


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  • The first raised was the King’s Colour, a great Union Jack with the Regiment’s number in the centre, and next the South Essex’s own standard, a yellow flag emblazoned with the crest and with the Union flag stitched in the upper corner.

    Sharpe's Eagle


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