yellow flag

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yellow flag common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The five interlocking Olympic rings are black, blue, red, green, and yellow because at least one of these colors appears on every national flag.
    • Yellow flag the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious disease is on board.
    • Yellow flag the quarantine flag. See under Quarantine, and 3d Flag.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Yellow flag hoisted to show pestilence on board, also over ships, &c., in quarantine, and hospitals, &c., in time of war
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Quotations

  • Jesse Jackson
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    “Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow -- red, yellow, brown, black and white -- and we're all precious in God's sight.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Scand.; Dan. flag; Dut. vlag, Ger. flagge.

Usage

In literature:

The yellow Rebel Flag designated almost every other building as a Hospital.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
Wounded men were crawling to the rear, where Dr. Wood, with McGill and his assistants, stood under their yellow hospital flag.
"The Twenty-fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion" by George P. Bissell
It was a triangular flag of brilliant yellow edged in scarlet.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
The red and yellow flag of Borneo waved above it.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
I walked to the village, and brought back the blue and yellow flag, with the letters Y.
"Harper's Young People, May 11, 1880" by Various
This dainty little woman presented her lord with a yellow silk flag, dotted here and there with red spots.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
They all flew the yellow flag of Spain.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
American flags and suffrage banners were suspended across the streets and the stores were decorated with yellow.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
On that pole a pale yellow flag was flying.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
But they were not yet done with the shore and the horror of the yellow flag.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

I wish a water rat would glide
Slowly to the other side;
Or a dancing spider sit
On the yellow flags a bit.
"On The Bridge" by Kate Greenaway
And Green of Kensington, estray ed to view
In three short months the world he never knew,
Stares with blind eyes upon the Quartered
Flag And sees no more than yellow, red and blue.
"The Exiles' Line" by Rudyard Kipling
"Keep back in the yellow! Come up on Othello!
Hold hard on the chestnut! Turn round on The Drag!
Keep back there on Spartan! Back you, sir, in tartan!
So, steady there, easy!" and down went the flag.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Throngs of protestors waved striped yellow-and-red Catalan flags and signs demanding independence in Barcelona on Tuesday.
The mob filled the streets with red and yellow Catalan flags, rallying under the slogan " Catalonia , a new European state," chanting "what do the crowds want.
The country's new red, blue and green flag, marked with a yellow olive branch, was raised during a midnight ceremony in the capital, Asmara.
A yellow penalty flag changed the course of the final, frantic minute.
Outside the Border home in Mesquite , the American flag flies and yellow are ribbons are all around to honor the men and women who serve our country.
It was an ordinary yellow penalty flag.
Flags and Yellow Balloons were carried to honor love ones serving overseas and were launched on Calhoun Street.
A yellow flag for the NFL's pink.
Yellow Flag for Christian Racer.
A yellow flag is waving.
FHS survives yellow flag fest Numerous penalties shift momentum late.
Fernando Alonso was left lamenting the timing of the yellow flags at the end of qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.
On the other hand, it's yellow flag after yellow flag in the NFL.
Now the real yellow flags can fly again.
Flywheel is trying to work through existing taxi fleets to make smartphones the smoothest way to flag a yellow cab.
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