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A city of north-central Arizona east-northeast of Phoenix. Founded in 1876, it grew as a lumbering center and is the site of Lowell Observatory (established 1894).





Also called flagstaff. a staff or pole on which a flag is or can be displayed.
run (something) up the flagpole, to announce as a test to gauge reactions.
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Noun1.Flagstaff - a town in north central Arizona; site of an important observatory
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
2.flagstaff - a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised
staff - a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"


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Everywhere, too, were flagstaffs devoid of flags; one white sheet drooped and flapped and drooped again over the Park Row buildings.
On either side the path that led to the gate stood two tall flagstaffs.
But there is a passion for tall flagstaffs hereabout, and you may see its twin brother in five minutes, if you have a mind.
There was probably not a knight of all the Round Table com- bination who would not rather have died than been caught carrying such a thing as that on his flagstaff.
That's a real flagstaff, you see," said Wemmick, "and on Sundays I run up a real flag.
Accordingly, the great fire-horse was "let out" from Flagstaff to Winslow, till a division superintendent protested.
It was bitterly cold, for the fierce gusts of the storm which swept round the turret drove in through every unimpeded way, whistling at the sharp corners and singing round the trembling flagstaff.
That slate tower bang over the porch, with the dormer windows and the iron railing and flagstaff atop makes us a present of the period.