oriflamme

[ awr-uh-flam, or- ]SEE DEFINITION OF oriflamme
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To you, Geoffrey de Chargny, I intrust the oriflamme this day.

Advance the oriflamme, Geoffrey, and do you marshal the divisions, Arnold.

The galley which bore the oriflamme was one of the first to touch.

The owner of this oriflamme looked like a young Scandinavian god.

At length, however, Jeffrey de Charny was killed, and the oriflamme fell.

Oriflamme has large lanceolate-green leaves, with violet veins, a vigorous showy plant with salmon-orange flowers.

For him ambition blazed like an oriflamme and he had dared to gamble everything on his belief in himself.

We ask no wages—seek no fame!Sew us for shroud round face and name,God's banner of the oriflamme.''

It was doubtless unique in the district and familiar: an oriflamme of battle over the barter of dairy produce and malt liquors.

The oriflamme was a red banner attached to a staff, and cut in the manner shown in our engraving.

WORD ORIGIN

sacred banner of St. Denis, late 15c., from Old French orie flambe, from Latin aurea flamma "golden flame." The ancient battle standard of the kings of France, it was of red or orange-red silk, with two or three points, and was given to the kings by the abbot of St. Denis on setting out to war. Cotgrave says it was "borne at first onely in warres made against Infidells; but afterwards vsed in all other warres; and at length vtterly lost in a battell against the Flemings." It is last mentioned in an abbey inventory of 1534.

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