Union-jack

Definitions

  • An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a Union Jack
    An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a Union Jack
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Union-jack the national flag adopted by Great Britain and Ireland, consisting of a union of the crosses of St George, St Andrew, and St Patrick
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. union—L. unio, -onisunus, one.

Usage

In literature:

As the party approached the Fort they saw the Union Jack with its magic letters H.B.C.
"The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists" by George Bryce
These we covered with my Union Jack and white linen cloth.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
From every house, in the still night air, drooped a Union Jack.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
At three o'clock that afternoon the Union Jack was hoisted on Government Buildings!
"The Petticoat Commando" by Johanna Brandt
The sun shone outside as well, of course, and the Union Jack waved cheerfully in the wind.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
In a moment the Union Jack of Old England was waving at the mast-head in the gentle breeze, and we watched anxiously for a reply.
"Fighting the Whales" by R. M. Ballantyne
She rolled them in a Union Jack for camouflage, and bore them off to the stable.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
The Union Jack, with the magic letters 'H.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
Early on the morrow he offered to surrender; and the Union Jack was hoisted on 16th September.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
I'd put a Union Jack on your face as big as a griddle.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
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In poetry:

He was only a soft-roed sailor,
But proud of his Union Jack,
And he told me a tale of shipwreck
As we stood there, "knocking 'em back."
"The Wreck Of The Good Ship “Glue-Pot”" by T W Connor
An ounce or more of Turkish lead,
He got his wounds at Sulva Bay
They’ve brought the Union Jack to spread
Upon him when he goes away.
"Screens (In a Hospital)" by Winifred Mary Letts
It climbs and clasps the union-jack,
Its blazoned pomp is humbled,
The flags go down on land and sea
Like corn before the reapers;
So burned the fire that brewed the tea
That Boston served her keepers!
"A Ballad Of The Boston Tea-Party" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then Bill Bowls and Tom Riggles hastily followed him,
Then, hand to hand, the battle did begin;
And the men sprang upon their foe and beat them back,
And hauled down their colours and hoisted the Union Jack.
"The Death of Captain Ward" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then the Union Jack was hoisted and unfurled to the breeze,
Which certainly did the Boers displease,
When they saw the Union Jack flying o'er their capital,
The sight thereof amazed them, and did them appall.
"Lord Robert's Triumphal Entry into Pretoria" by William Topaz McGonagall
The "Union-Jack" hangs o'er my head,
The "Stars and Stripes" my cousin rears,
But old-time grievances are dead
For all the coming years;
As separate flags they still may wave,
But we are "one" the world to save.
"Niagara's Rainbow" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Afraid that the Machinists union will organize the South Carolina site?That depends on your reading of this op-ed, penned by Jack Jones, vice president of Boeing South Carolina.
Mo Farah is seen through the heat of the Olympic flames as he poses with the Union Jack after winning gold in the men's 10,000m final.
Webb Simpson to man chirping in Union Jack outfit in US Open video: 'Enjoy the jail cell, pal'.
Godspeed crew member Keith Joseph of Newport News hoists the Union Jack during preparations to depart downtown Hampton for participation in Opsail Wednesday.
Well there's that pesky Union Jack, but you can't hate on his patriotism.
Chris Hoy poses with the Union Jack after becoming the most decorated Olympian in British history.
Union Jack 'could help flagging Irish tourism'.
The Tragic Decline of the Union Jack .
The History of the Jewish Star in the Realm of the Union Jack .
Union Jack 'could help flagging Irish tourism'.
The Tragic Decline of the Union Jack.
A man decked out in full Union Jack regailia celebrates the Diamond Jubilee .
Union's Jack McInerney (right), in a 2011 game, is getting a fresh start under.
The correct way to fly the Union Jack (top) and the incorrect way (bottom).
Great Britain 's Andy Murray poses with his gold medal and the Union Jack at the end of the men's singles tennis tournament.
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In science:

In order to use the machinery of Jack polynomials to diagonalize our Metropolis chain, the starting state must be a union of conjugacy classes of Sn , i.e., the chain we are considering effectively lives on Pn .
Mixing Time of Metropolis Chain Based on Random Transposition Walk Converging to Multivariate Ewens Distribution
The extreme limit pmix = 1 becomes the Union-Jack lattices, which is the mutually dual pair of the (4, 82 ) lattice.
Duality analysis on random planar lattice
Union-Jack lattice, which is known as the mutually dual pair of the (4, 82 ) lattice.
Duality analysis on random planar lattice
Observe that the diagonal, flipped, and zigzag triangulations contain no interior singular vertices, while the crisscross and the Union Jack triangulation contain n2 and n(n − 2)/2 interior singular vertices, respectively.
Stability of Lagrange elements for the mixed Laplacian
Our own experiments show that equality holds for the zigzag and Union Jack meshes for 1 ≤ r ≤ 3.
Stability of Lagrange elements for the mixed Laplacian
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