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    Flag - (v. i.) To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
    Flag - (v. i.) To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.
    Flag - (v. t.) To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
    Flag - (v. t.) To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
    Flag - (n.) That which flags or hangs down loosely.
    Flag - (n.) A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; -- commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.
    Flag - (n.) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
    Flag - (n.) A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
    Flag - (n.) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
    Flag - (v. t.) To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
    Flag - (v. t.) To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
    Flag - (n.) An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
    Flag - (v. t.) To furnish or deck out with flags.
    Flag - (n.) A flat stone used for paving.
    Flag - (n.) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
    Flag - (v. t.) To lay with flags of flat stones.
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    Biflagellate - (a.) Having two long, narrow, whiplike appendages.
    Conflagrant - (a.) Burning together in a common flame.
    Conflagration - (n.) A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.
    Deflagrability - (n.) The state or quality of being deflagrable.
    Deflagrable - (a.) Burning with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; hence, slightly explosive; liable to snap and crackle when heated, as salt.
    Deflagrated - (imp. & p. p.) of Deflagrate
    Deflagrating - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deflagrate
    Deflagrate - (v. i.) To burn with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; also, to snap and crackle with slight explosions when heated, as salt.
    Deflagrate - (v. t.) To cause to burn with sudden and sparkling combustion, as by the action of intense heat; to burn or vaporize suddenly; as, to deflagrate refractory metals in the oxyhydrogen flame.
    Deflagration - (n.) A burning up; conflagration.
    Deflagration - (n.) The act or process of deflagrating.
    Deflagrator - (n.) A form of the voltaic battery having large plates, used for producing rapid and powerful combustion.
    Efflagitate - (v. t.) To ask urgently.
    Flagged - (imp. & p. p.) of Flag
    Flagging - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flag
    Flagellant - (n.) One of a fanatical sect which flourished in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries, and maintained that flagellation was of equal virtue with baptism and the sacrament; -- called also disciplinant.
    Flagellata - (v. t.) An order of Infusoria, having one or two long, whiplike cilia, at the anterior end. It includes monads. See Infusoria, and Monad.
    Flagellated - (imp. & p. p.) of Flagellate
    Flagellating - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flagellate
    Flagellate - (v. t.) To whip; to scourge; to flog.
    Flagellate - (a.) Flagelliform.
    Flagellate - (a.) Of or pertaining to the Flagellata.
    Flagellation - (n.) A beating or flogging; a whipping; a scourging.
    Flagellator - (n.) One who practices flagellation; one who whips or scourges.
    Flagelliform - (a.) Shaped like a whiplash; long, slender, round, flexible, and (comming) tapering.
    Flagellums - (pl. ) of Flagellum
    Flagella - (pl. ) of Flagellum
    Flagellum - (v. t.) A young, flexible shoot of a plant; esp., the long trailing branch of a vine, or a slender branch in certain mosses.
    Flagellum - (v. t.) A long, whiplike cilium. See Flagellata.
    Flagellum - (v. t.) An appendage of the reproductive apparatus of the snail.
    Flagellum - (v. t.) A lashlike appendage of a crustacean, esp. the terminal ortion of the antennae and the epipodite of the maxilipeds. See Maxilliped.
    Flageolet - (n.) A small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound, softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have superseded the old recorder.
    Flagginess - (n.) The condition of being flaggy; laxity; limberness.
    Flagging - (n.) A pavement or sidewalk of flagstones; flagstones, collectively.
    Flagging - (a.) Growing languid, weak, or spiritless; weakening; delaying.
    Flaggy - (a.) Weak; flexible; limber.
    Flaggy - (a.) Tasteless; insipid; as, a flaggy apple.
    Flaggy - (a.) Abounding with the plant called flag; as, a flaggy marsh.
    Flagitate - (v. t.) To importune; to demand fiercely or with passion.
    Flagitation - (n.) Importunity; urgent demand.
    Flagitious - (a.) Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; shameful; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
    Flagitious - (a.) Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
    Flagitious - (a.) Characterized by scandalous crimes or vices; as, flagitious times.
    Flagmen - (pl. ) of Flagman
    Flagman - (n.) One who makes signals with a flag.
    Flagon - (n.) A vessel with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying liquors. It is generally larger than a bottle, and of leather or stoneware rather than of glass.
    Flagrance - (n.) Flagrancy.
    Flagrancies - (pl. ) of Flagrancy
    Flagrancy - (n.) A burning; great heat; inflammation.
    Flagrancy - (n.) The condition or quality of being flagrant; atrocity; heiniousness; enormity; excess.
    Flagrant - (a.) Flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent.
    Flagrant - (a.) Actually in preparation, execution, or performance; carried on hotly; raging.
    Flagrant - (a.) Flaming into notice; notorious; enormous; heinous; glaringly wicked.
    Flagrantly - (adv.) In a flagrant manner.
    Flagrate - (v. t.) To burn.
    Flagration - (n.) A conflagration.
    Flagship - (n.) The vessel which carries the commanding officer of a fleet or squadron and flies his distinctive flag or pennant.
    Flagstaff - (n.) A staff on which a flag is hoisted.
    Flagstone - (n.) A flat stone used in paving, or any rock which will split into such stones. See Flag, a stone.
    Flagworm - (n.) A worm or grub found among flags and sedge.
    Persiflage - (n.) Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery.
    Radio-flagellata - (n. pl.) A group of Protozoa having both flagella and pseudopodia.
    Uniflagellate - (a.) Having but one flagellum; as, uniflagellate organisms.
    Water flag - () A European species of Iris (Iris Pseudacorus) having bright yellow flowers.
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    Flag - n. 1 a usu. Oblong or square piece of cloth, attachable by one edge to a pole or rope as a country's emblem or standard, a signal, etc. B small toy etc. Resembling a flag. 2 adjustable strip of metal etc. Indicating a taxi's availability for hire. v. (-gg-) 1 a grow tired; lag (was soon flagging). B hang down; droop. 2 mark out with or as if with a flag or flags. 3 (often foll. By that) inform or communicate by flag-signals. flag down signal to stop. [origin unknown]
    Flag - n. (also flagstone) 1 flat usu. Rectangular paving stone. 2 (in pl.) Pavement of these. v. (-gg-) pave with flags. [probably scandinavian]
    Flag - n. Plant with a bladed leaf (esp. The iris). [origin unknown]
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    Black flag - n. Flag of piracy.
    Camouflage - n. 1 a disguising of soldiers, tanks, etc. So that they blend into the background. B such a disguise. 2 the natural blending colouring of an animal. 3 misleading or evasive behaviour etc. v. (-ging) hide by camouflage. [french camoufler disguise]
    Conflagration - n. Great and destructive fire. [latin: related to *flagrant]
    Flag-day - n. Fund-raising day for a charity, esp. With the sale of small paper flags etc. In the street.
    Flagellant - n. Person who scourges himself, herself, or others as a religious discipline or as a sexual stimulus. adj. Of flagellation. [latin flagellum whip]
    Flagellate - v. (-ting) scourge, flog. flagellation n.
    Flagellum - n. (pl. -gella) 1 long lashlike appendage on some microscopic organisms. 2 runner; creeping shoot. [latin, = whip]
    Flageolet - n. Small flute blown at the end. [french from provenal]
    Flag of convenience - n. Foreign flag under which a ship is registered, usu. To avoid regulations or financial charges.
    Flag-officer - n. Admiral, vice admiral, or rear admiral, or the commodore of a yacht-club.
    Flag of truce - n. White flag requesting a truce.
    Flagon - n. 1 large bottle, usu. Holding a quart (1.13 litres), esp. Of wine, cider, etc. 2 large vessel for wine etc., usu. With a handle, spout, and lid. [latin flasco *flask]
    Flag-pole - n. = *flagstaff.
    Flagrant - adj. Blatant; notorious; scandalous. flagrancy n. Flagrantly adv. [latin flagro blaze]
    Flagship - n. 1 ship with an admiral on board. 2 leader in a category etc.; exemplar.
    Flagstaff - n. Pole on which a flag may be hoisted.
    Flagstone - n. = *flag2.
    Flag-waving - n. Populist agitation, chauvinism.
    In flagrante delicto - adv. In the very act of committing an offence. [latin, = in blazing crime]
    Persiflage - n. Light raillery, banter. [french]
    Red flag - n. 1 symbol of socialist revolution. 2 warning of danger.
    Unflagging - adj. Tireless, persistent.
    White flag - n. Symbol of surrender.
    Yellow flag - n. Flag displayed by a ship in quarantine.

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