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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Red Flag (A).
(i) In the Roman empire it signified war and a call to arms.   1
   (ii) Hoisted by British seamen, it indicates that no concession will be made.   2
        As a railway signal, it intimates danger, and warns the engine-driver to stop.
   (iii) In France, since 1791, it has been the symbol of insurrection and terrorism.   3
   (iv) It is a synonym of Radicalism and Anarchy.   4
        “Mr. Chamberlain sticks to the red flag, and apparently believes in its ultimate success.”—Newspaper paragraph, January, 1886.

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