vexillologist


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vex·il·lol·o·gy

 (vĕk′sə-lŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of flags.

vex·il′lo·log′i·cal (vĕk-sĭl′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
vex′il·lol′o·gist n.
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vexillologist

Someone who collects flags.
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Philip Tibbetts, honorary vexillologist with the Court of the Lord Lyon, has been visiting primary schools to encourage budding artists to get involved.
Britain has a long and complicated history with flags, according to Graham Bartram, chief vexillologist at the Flag Institute, a research centre in London.
The Court of the Lord Lyon has appointed its first honorary vexillologist, to study what?
a) Vexillologist b) Penentologist c) iconogrophist.
As acclaimed historian and vexillologist Robert Morris points out in his The Truth about the Betsy Ross Story, the academic "publish or perish" environment encourages many historians to tear down traditions merely for the attention it brings -- much as a three-year old enjoys popping his sister's balloon for the sheer excitement of the loud POP and hearing her indignant wails of protest.
Caleb Bach's interview with vexillologist Whitney Smith is filled with colorful stories of this hemisphere's many-hued flags.
According to this column's dedicated vexillologist (or flagarak) Horst de Duster, the one flag's width is derived from medieval chivalry, giving enough space for the Angel of Death to take the soul to heaven.
He finally used Ask The Audience when faced with the question "What does a vexillologist study?"
Thanks to the energy of vexillologist Pitch Pine Pete, who zipped about doling out Red Dusters, many maritime-connected Liverpool buildings flew the flag on the day.
John Gale, Hon City Vexillologist and Flag Institute Member