3. (Zoöl.) (a) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc. (b) A group
of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks. (c) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
Black flag. See under Black. Flag captain, Flag leutenant, etc., special officers attached to the
flagship, as aids to the flag officer. Flag officer, the commander of a fleet or squadron; an admiral,
or commodore. Flag of truse, a white flag carried or displayed to an enemy, as an invitation to
conference, or for the purpose of making some communication not hostile. Flag share, the flag
officer's share of prize money. Flag station (Railroad), a station at which trains do not stop unless
signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or waved. National flag, a flag of a particular country, on
which some national emblem or device, is emblazoned. Red flag, a flag of a red color, displayed
as a signal of danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists. To dip, the flag, to mlower it
and quickly restore it to its place; done as a mark of respect. To hang out the white flag, to ask
truce or quarter, or, in some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a white flag. To hang
the flag half-mast high or half- staff, to raise it only half way to the mast or staff, as a token or sign
of mourning. To strike, or lower, the flag, to haul it down, in token of respect, submission, or,
in an engagement, of surrender. Yellow flag, the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a
vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious disease is on board.
(Flag), v. t. [From Flag an ensign.]
1. To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
2. To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a
Cooper's flag, the cat-tail (Typha latifolia), the long leaves of which are placed between the staves of
barrels to make the latter water-tight. Corn flag. See under 2d Corn. Flag broom, a coarse
of broom, originally made of flags or rushes. Flag root, the root of the sweet flag. Sweet flag.
See Calamus, n., 2.
(Flag), n. [From Flag to hang loose, to bend down.] (Bot.) 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. [Icel. flaga, cf. Icel. flag spot where a turf has been cut out, and E. flake layer, scale.
1. A flat stone used for paving. Woodward.
2. (Geol.) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
(Flag), v. t. To lay with flags of flat stones.
The sides and floor are all flagged with . . . marble.Sandys.
(Flag"el*lant) n. [L. flagellans, p. p. of flagellare: cf.F. flagellant. See Flagellate.] (Eccl.
Hist.) 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.
(||Flag`el*la"ta) n. pl. [NL., fr.L. flagellatus, p. p. See Flagellate, v. t.] (Zoöl.) An order of
Infusoria, having one or two long, whiplike cilia, at the anterior end. It includes monads. See Infusoria,