Black Flags


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1.An organization composed originally of Chinese rebels that had been driven into Tonkin by the suppression of the Taiping rebellion, but later increased by bands of pirates and adventurers. It took a prominent part in fighting the French during their hostilities with Anam, 1873-85.
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And at the zenith of his fame, how he would suddenly appear at the old village and stalk into church, brown and weather-beaten, in his black velvet doublet and trunks, his great jack-boots, his crimson sash, his belt bristling with horse-pistols, his crime-rusted cut- lass at his side, his slouch hat with waving plumes, his black flag unfurled, with the skull and crossbones on it, and hear with swelling ecstasy the whisperings, "It's Tom Sawyer the Pirate
The new era began; the king was tried, doomed, and beheaded; the Republic of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death, declared for victory or death against the world in arms; the black flag waved night and day from the great towers of Notre Dame; three hundred thousand men, summoned to rise against the tyrants of the earth, rose from all the varying soils of France, as if the dragon's teeth had been sown broadcast, and had yielded fruit equally on hill and plain, on rock, in gravel, and alluvial mud, under the bright sky of the South and under the clouds of the North, in fell and forest, in the vineyards and the olive-grounds and among the cropped grass and the stubble of the corn, along the fruitful banks of the broad rivers, and in the sand of the sea-shore.
And on the fore part of the platform Captain Nemo unfurled a black flag, similar to the one he had placed at the South Pole.
Upon the ocean of commerce it sailed as a pirate ship; it had hoisted the black flag and declared war upon civilization.
Peggotty's house on a piratical expedition, with a black flag at the masthead, bearing the inscription 'Tidd's Practice', under which diabolical ensign he was carrying me and little Em'ly to the Spanish Main, to be drowned.
The police restrained the protesting activists from waving black flags at the Chief Minister.
DELHI chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday was hit with eggs and shown black flags at a public function.
Black flags with slogans against India and in favour of freedom were also hoisted by youth at different places in Pulwama district.
Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan has requested the Bar Councils and all Bar Associations all over the Country to convene protest meetings in their respective Bar premises and hoist Black Flags on Bar Buildings for observing Black Day on 09-03-2012 as a mark of protest and condemnation against the unconstitutional and illegal action of the former military dictator against the superior Judiciary.
The opposition has been protesting with black flags ever since the solar scam came to light, in which a company -- Team Solar -- headed by Biju Radhakrishnan, Sarita S Nair and actor Shalu Menon, was accused of defrauding several people to the tune of millions of rupees, with the promise of huge returns from their investments in solar panels and windmills.
Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan has requested the Bar Councils and all Bar Associations all over the Country to convene protest meetings in their respective Bar premises and hoist Black Flags on Bar Buildings for observing "Black Day" on 09-03-2012 as a mark of protest and condemnation against the unconstitutional and illegal action of the former military dictator against the superior Judiciary.
Thiruvananthapuram: Tenny Joppan and Shalu Menon, two of the accused in the solar scam that has rocked Kerala for over two months, left the Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta jails respectively to head home on a day that chief minister Oommen Chandy was once again greeted with black flags.