There, graceful and still, like a bird ready to spread its wings, she waited till, at the opening of the gates, a tug or two would hurry in noisily, hovering round her with an air of fuss and solicitude, and take her out into the river, tending, shepherding her through open bridges, through dam-like gates between the flat pier-heads, with a bit of green lawn surrounded by gravel and a white signal-mast with yard and gaff, flying a couple of dingy blue, red, or white flags
And then, within thirty yards of the pit, advancing from the direction of Horsell, I noted a little black knot of men, the foremost of whom was waving a white flag
The wind had torn away the sail and carried it to the top of a tall tree, where the fragments of it fluttered like a white flag
Every morning the Western Union looked to see the white flag
flying over the Bell headquarters.
At length a white flag
was descried hoisted as a signal on Cape Disappointment.
So the girl passed through the gates, bearing a white flag
to show she was on a mission of peace, and came to Glinda's tent.
There was a corporeal humility in looking up at him; and a white man standing before him seemed a white flag
come to beg truce of a fortress.
An instant afterward, the white flag
was floating over the heads of the four friends.
The Indian, paddling his birch canoe on Lake Champlain, looked up at the high ramparts of Ticonderoga, stone piled on stone, bristling with cannon, and the white flag
of France floating above.
On the flagstaff gaff a boy hoisted a white flag
over a red, which stood for--"Run to Neal Island for shelter.
In the first place, because there is no white flag
with fleurs-de-lis, which the royal lighter always carries.
They hoisted the white flag
of surrender, but it was ignored.