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black flag

n.
A Jolly Roger.

black flag

n
(Nautical Terms) another name for the Jolly Roger
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Noun1.black flag - a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black backgroundblack flag - a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
skull and crossbones - emblem warning of danger or death
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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 HISPANIOLA still lay where she had anchored; but, sure enough, there was the Jolly Roger--the black flag of piracy --flying from her peak.
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.
But as he did not think of giving this order till five hours after the event--that is to say, till two o'clock in the afternoon--two vessels had already left the port, the one bearing, as we know, Milady, who, already anticipating the event, was further confirmed in that belief by seeing the black flag flying at the masthead of the admiral's ship.
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.
IANS Lucknow Stray protests and black flag marches on Wednesday marked the observance in Uttar Pradesh of the 25th anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya amid high security across the state, including 27 more companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary.
The Bloody Black Flag tells of Spider John Rush, who operates on a pirate ship in 1722 off the American coast.
Marchers also carried a large Palestinian flag and a black flag with the words ae1/4oewe shall returnae1/4Ci written on it in Arabic.
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IN an unprecedented protest, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday was shown black flag while she attended the convocation ceremony at Kolkata's century- old iconic Presidency University.
Black Flag (2) When I die let black rag fly raven falling from the sky.