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 (gŏn′fə-lŏn′, -lən)
A banner suspended from a crosspiece, especially as a standard in an ecclesiastical procession or as the ensign of a medieval Italian republic.

[Italian gonfalone, of Germanic origin; see gwhen- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈɡɒnfələn) or


1. (Historical Terms) a banner hanging from a crossbar, used esp by certain medieval Italian republics or in ecclesiastical processions
2. (Heraldry) a battle flag suspended crosswise on a staff, usually having a serrated edge to give the appearance of streamers
[C16: from Old Italian gonfalone, from Old French gonfalon, of Germanic origin; compare Old English gūthfana war banner, Old Norse gunnfani]
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(ˈgɒn fə lən)

1. a banner suspended from a crossbar, often with several streamers or tails.
2. a standard, esp. one used by the medieval Italian republics.
[1585–95; < Italian gonfalone < Middle French gonfalon, gonfanon, Old French gunfanun < Frankish *gundfano; compare Old High German gund, Old English gūth battle, Old High German, Old Saxon fano cloth, flag (see vane)]
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As yet this world was not, and CHAOS wilde Reignd where these Heav'ns now rowl, where Earth now rests Upon her Center pois'd, when on a day (For Time, though in Eternitie, appli'd To motion, measures all things durable By present, past, and future) on such day As Heav'ns great Year brings forth, th' Empyreal Host Of Angels by Imperial summons call'd, Innumerable before th' Almighties Throne Forthwith from all the ends of Heav'n appeerd Under thir Hierarchs in orders bright Ten thousand thousand Ensignes high advanc'd, Standards, and Gonfalons twixt Van and Reare Streame in the Aire, and for distinction serve Of Hierarchies, of Orders, and Degrees; Or in thir glittering Tissues bear imblaz'd Holy Memorials, acts of Zeale and Love Recorded eminent.
(53.) "Aggies Making Strong Battle for Gonfalon," Bryan Daily Eagle, May 2, 1927.
Second, to send invitations to representatives of cities and cultural organizations--in Italy and elsewhere--requesting their presence in Ravenna on the day of the "holy ceremony" so that, together, they may "accompany in procession the mortal remains of the Supreme Poet." Third, to ask that the municipal delegates to Ravenna bring a banner or gonfalon exhibiting in color each commune's coat-of-arms.
1400 predella Crucifixion, today in the Louvre, Paris; Neri di Bicci s The Crucifixion of Christ with Saints, Church of San Francesco, Fiesole; and Niccolo di Liberatore s 1497 gonfalon, Crucifixion with Saints Francis and Bernardino of Siena, in the Pinacoteca Comunale, Terni.
The Valley Bowmen are also keen to uphold traditions - including the gonfalon, the coat of arms on a pole, that is displayed at all competitions.
I like it." Not made in Britain Nick Groom, professor of English at Exeter University is something of an expert on the symbolism behind Great Britain's gonfalon. And having just penned his new tome: "The Union Jack: the story behind the British flag" one would imagine Groom is set to make a pretty penny himself.
We may take allegorizing first: There came an image in Life's retinue That had Love's wings and bore his gonfalon: Fair was the web, and nobly wrought thereon, O soul-sequestered face, thy form and hue!
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble, Making a Giant hit into a double-- Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble: "Tinker to Evers to Chance." (8) The refrain in quotation marks is not merely melodic; it is exactly the way that the double plays executed by the three infielders were noted in box scores of that era.
Under a gonfalon of spring blossoms on the Upper East Side, the Explorers' Club hosted Landmark Australia's drinking tour of the many wine-rich regions of Australia.
He used a varied selection of favourite names for his penis, including il Principino, il gonfalon selvaggio, la catapulta perpetua, il coltello grosso, il diavolo.