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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLAGS

At Gawler we were received by a crowd of people, and flags were flying to do us honour.

The route she was to follow was marked by a line of buoys and flags.

Flags were flying from the little church and the telegraph station on shore.

We raised our flags and exchanged our farewells and Godspeeds with him.

Every house was hung with red and bedecked with flags and mottoes.

There is an inscription on one of the flags—I can read it quite plainly.

The bunting dipped and the banners fluttered and the flags whipped.

They numbered about 400, and displayed English and French flags.

All he'd read out of that set of flags would be, 'More dollars.

At first it had been a thing to read about in the papers, to cheer for, to keep the flags flying.

WORD ORIGIN

"flat, split stone," c.1600, earlier "piece cut from turf or sod" (mid-15c.), from Old Norse flaga "stone slab," perhaps related to Old Norse flak (see flake (n.)).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.