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 Flag. (Danish, flag.)Flag Lieutenant (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Flag, Flags.
 
Banners of Saints. Flags smaller than standards, and not slit at the extremity.   1
   Royal Banners contain the royal arms.   2
   Standards, much larger and longer than banners, and slit at the extremity. A standard has no armorial bearings.   3
   Burgee. A small flag with the loose end cleft like a \??\   4
   Pennant. A small triangular flag.   5
   Pennons, much smaller than standards; rounded at the extremity, and charged with arms.   6
   Bannerols, banners of great width, representing alliances and descents.   7
   Pensils, small flags shaped like the vanes on pinnacles.   8
 


 Flag. (Danish, flag.)Flag Lieutenant (A). 

 
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