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Union flag

the national flag of the United Kingdom, being a composite design composed of St George's Cross (England), Saint Andrew's Cross (Scotland), and Saint Patrick's Cross (Ireland) Often called Union Jack
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  • One of the eye-witnesses said that the ships wore the union flag with thirteen stripes in the field.

    The Little Book of the Flag Eva March Tappan
  • We were in sight of the river, and the union flag was just beyond.

    With Fire and Sword Samuel H. M. Byers
  • She said she had not seen a union flag for so long a time that it did her heart good to look upon it again.

  • The second union flag that was raised that day in Richmond was over Libby.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • The red saltire on white ground which represents Ireland in the union flag had only an ephemeral existence as a separate flag.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • In these circumstances the union flag had become meaningless.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • One of the houses there about this time, or a little later, was well known as the union flag, situated on the post road.

    Old Taverns of New York William Harrison Bayles
  • The union flag should not be styled a Union Jack except when it is flown as a jack.

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