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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flagstaff a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised
    • n Flagstaff a town in north central Arizona; site of an important observatory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flagstaff A staff{4} on which a flag is hoisted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flagstaff A pole or staff on which a flag is displayed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flagstaff a staff or pole on which a flag is displayed
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Scand.; Dan. flag; Dut. vlag, Ger. flagge.


In literature:

As the chains rattled cheerily through the hawse holes Stepan flew, on the wings of a light heart, to the flagstaff.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
Crick drew himself nearer to the flagstaff.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
I saw him at Flagstaff when they took him there to the hospital.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
The big flag was flying from the flagstaff on the campus and other flags were displayed from the front of the building.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
Used for railway ties, fence posts, sills, ship timbers, telegraph poles, flagstaffs.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Last of all, from a flagstaff on the stern, brandished the ensign of Great Britain, in defiance of her enemies.
"Athelstane Ford" by Allen Upward
The lazaretto is a wretched building, with a flagstaff and two houses projecting on the two sides.
"The Caravan Route between Egypt and Syria" by Ludwig Salvator
The Stars and Stripes dangled languidly from a flagstaff.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
Stop it any old place, but not too near Flagstaff.
"Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales" by Charles B. Cory
Two dirty white rags hung from a flagstaff.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
A flagstaff ran up into the night above it, and there were shadowy objects upon the verandah.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
Curiously enough, somehow, I caught sight of a flagstaff over the hotel.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
These were removed, and a heavy trap door, upon which the foot of the flagstaff rested, was its only support.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
Therefore we all know that the flagstaff will, at the same place and time of day, be also just twice as long as its shadow.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
That flagstaff, with its changing signals, was to dominate the popular pulse ere long.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The sentry paced before the flagstaff, decorum prevailed.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
On the 20th we erected a flagstaff and sent up a flag in the fort.
"Campaign of Battery D, First Rhode Island light artillery." by Ezra Knight Parker
Nine times the flagstaff was struck by a shot, and at the ninth the flag fell.
"The Little Book of the Flag" by Eva March Tappan
From a flagstaff at the pierhead the red ensign of England was displayed.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He halted beside me and rested the end of the flagstaff on the ground.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride

In poetry:

Here is the shrine, the lamp still burning,
Beside the vineyard's massive wall;
And see, to welcome our returning,
The banners on the flagstaffs tall!
"The Home-Coming From Rome" by John Lawson Stoddard
And five times the flagstaff was shot away,
And as often was it replaced without dismay;
And the flag was fastened to an angle of the wall,
And the British resolved to defend it whatever did befall.
"A Humble Heroine" by William Topaz McGonagall
I look for no ladder to invade the king's hall--
I stride o'er the ramparts, and down the walls fall,
Till choked are the ditches with the stones, dead and quick,
Whilst the flagstaff I use 'midst my teeth as a pick.
"The Giant In Glee" by Victor Marie Hugo
Then the Governor of the castle fell fighting sword in hand,
While rallying his men around the flagstaff the scene was grand;
And the Spaniards fought hard to save their ships of war,
But the British destroyed their ships and scattered them afar.
"The Capture of Havana" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

From a trail run that climbs 600 feet to a flat run in Buffalo Park, there's something for every runner in Flagstaff .
Alvin "Ed" Malone, 74, died Wednesday, Dec 21, 2005, in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Flagstaff police say they're looking for whoever hanged a puppy from its own doghouse while the owner was away.
Flagstaff 's winter parking restrictions go into effect Thursday.
Newly elected Flagstaff Mayor suing his own city.
Flagstaff Recognized for Preparing for Climate Change.
That was evident in the Clean Elections Debate recently held in Flagstaff.
Flagstaff, AZ – CC Goldwater has produced a documentary about her grandfather that premieres Sept 18 on HBO.
Fans head up Flagstaff Mountain early on Saturday.
Fans began heading up Flagstaff Mountain to watch the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Boulder as soon as the road opened on Saturday morning.
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) — Victoria's Secret has apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model for its annual fashion show.
Women's winner Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce, 28, of Flagstaff, Ariz.
An Arizona man is facing serious injuries after Flagstaff police say two men attacked him with a machete .
Two men are wanted by authorities in Flagstaff for an alleged attack involving a machete .
Flagstaff Police said officers responded Saturday morning after receiving a report of an assault in progress.

In science:

Rothenberg, R., Baldwin, J., Trotter, R., and Muth, S., The risk environment for HIV transmission: Results from the Atlanta and Flagstaff network studies, Journal of Urban Health 78, 419–431 (2001). [359] Rozenfeld, A. F., Cohen, R., ben Avraham, D., and Havlin, S., Scale-free networks on lattices, Phys.
The structure and function of complex networks
Richardson-Lucy image deconvolution has also been used with Flagstaff Transit Telescope (FASTT) imagery.
New observational techniques and analysis tools for wide field CCD surveys and high resolution astrometry
Naval Observatory, Flagstaff Station. A Tektronix/SITe, 1024 × 1024 pixel, thinned CCD was used with Johnson system BV and Kron-Cousins system (RI)C filters to image the fields (e.g., Henden & Munari 2000).
Space Reddenings for Fifteen Galactic Cepheids