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yellow flag

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1. (Nautical Terms) another name for quarantine flag
2. (Plants) See flag31
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Noun1.yellow flag - common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivatedyellow flag - common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated
fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily, flag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
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At this Will Scarlet bit his lip, but said no word, while the crowd shouted and waved yellow flags for very joy that the King's man had overcome the outlaw.
The Hirschwald is a little open wood of silver birches and springy turf starred with flowers, and there is a tiny stream meandering amiably about it and decking itself in June with yellow flags. I have dreams of having a little cottage built there, with the daisies up to the door, and no path of any sort-- just big enough to hold myself and one baby inside and a purple clematis outside.
From the center booth hung the yellow flag of Tepus, the famous bow bearer of the King; next to it, on one hand, was the blue flag of Gilbert of the White Hand, and on the other the blood-red pennant of stout young Clifton of Buckinghamshire.
In the first incident, beach lifeguard supervisor Simon Almond took to his rescue board to help two girls aged 12 and 15 who had got into difficulty outside the safe swimming area, which is marked by red and yellow flags and is where the lifeguards patrol.
Meanwhile, the air quality in all parts of the country is expected to be good or fair, with monitoring stations on Taiwan proper and the outlying islands all flashing green or yellow flags as of 11:00 a.m.
While e-commerce trends in North America remain healthy, there are enough "yellow flags" in the U.K./Europe data to make risks elevated for e-commerce companies with international exposure, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian tells investors in a research note.
The vigil will include a procession of 109 yellow flags, each representing someone from Salford who has died in the past five years.
The red and yellow flags indicate the safest areas to swim and lifeguards keep watch over this area."
The triple champion insisted the German had set a dangerous precedent when he was not punished for speeding past waved emergency yellow flags to grab pole.
World championship leader Nico Rosberg seized pole position in a rain-delayed, stop-start qualifying session for Sunday's Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix after team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton was hindered by yellow flags.