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1) flag, symbolic cloth. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The part of the flag attached to the staff or halyard is the hoist; the portion from the attached part to the free end is the fly; the top quarter of the flag next...

2) Flag Day. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Flag Day, anniversary of the adoption of the American flag in 1777. It is celebrated on June 14 but is not a legal holiday....

3) flag, in botany. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...flag, in botany, common name for several plants belonging to the families Iridaceae and Araceae. See iris; arum....

4) sweet flag. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...sweet flag, see arum....

5) Flagstad, Kirsten. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...She made her debut in 1913 but sang only in Scandinavia until 1934, when she appeared at the Bayreuth Festival. In 1935 she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera,...

6) Red Cross. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Red Cross, international organization concerned with the alleviation of human suffering and the promotion of public health; the world-recognized symbol of mercy and...

7) absinthe. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Frenchman who lived in Switzerland. Genuine absinthe is 70% to 80% alcohol. Because it caused harmful neurological effects, absinthe was banned in many countries;...

8) Virginius affair. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Virginius affair, 1873, incident that came near to causing war between the United States and Spain. The Virginius, a filibustering ship, was fraudulently flying the...

9) Constellation, ship. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...President Washington for the constellation of 15 stars in the U.S. flag of that time. The frigate was built to serve against the pirates of the Barbary States, but...

10) Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Although North Carolina's seal and flag bear that date, the declaration is widely regarded as a spurious document. It is known, however, that the Mecklenburg citizens...

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