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Definition of Flag

  FLAG   noun
A colored rag borne above troops and hoisted on forts and ships.  It appears to serve the same purpose as certain signs that one sees and vacant lots in London -- 'Rubbish may be shot here.'

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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