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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Flag terminology
The design and description of flags typically uses specialised flag terminology with precise and technical meanings, and is hence a form of jargon.
Flag illustrations generally depict flags flying from the observer's point of view from left to right, the view known as the obverse (or "front"); the other side is the reverse (or "back").
Some countries use a single flag design to serve as the national flag in all contexts of use; others use multiple flags that serve as the national flag, depending on context (who is flying the national flag and where).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Flag-terminology   (1287 words)

  
 Flag Display Information
The Flag Code does not specify what "proper illumination" is. Although spotlighting the flag is best, it is generally accepted that ambient lighting, such as in a parking lot, is OK if the colors of the flag are visible.
To display the flag from a single flagpole, the U.S. flag should be at the peak, in a place of prominence above the flag of a State or municipality.
The flag should first be raised to the peak of the pole, held there for an instant, then lowered to the half staff position.
www.petersonflags.com /flaginfo.htm   (739 words)

  
  Flag terminology - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The design and description of flags typically uses specialised flag terminology with precise and technical meanings (a form of jargon).
Flag illustrations generally depict flags flying from the observer's point of view from left to right, the view known as the obverse; the other side is the reverse.
Canton – any quarter of a flag, but commonly means the upper left (hoist) quarter, such as the field of stars in the flag of the United States or the Union Flag in the Australian Flag.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Flag_Terminology   (449 words)

  
  Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A flag is a piece of cloth hung from a pole for signalling (as in semaphore) or to identify the bearer, in this sense also called a standard.
A national flag is one of the important official symbols of a nation or country.
The Union Flag (often incorrectly referred to as the "Union Jack"), the flag of the United Kingdom.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fl/Flag.html   (325 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Flag Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Flags were initially created for signalling (as in semaphore), and for the identification of those who displayed them, and are still used for that purpose today.
Flags are also used in messaging or advertising, or for decorative purposes, though at this less formal end the distinction between a flag and a simple cloth banner is blurred.
They use the flags to indicate to the referee potential infringements of the Laws or who is entitled to possession of the ball that has gone out of the field of play, or, most famously, raise the flag overhead to indicate an offside offence.
www.ipedia.com /flag.html   (1732 words)

  
 Flag terminology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The design and description of flags typically uses specialized flag terminology with precise and technical meanings (a form of jargon).
Flag illustrations generally depict flags flying from the observer's point of view from left to right, the view known as the obverse; the other side is the reverse.
Canton - upper left quarter of the flag, such as the field of stars in the Flag of the United States or the Union Flag in the Australian Flag.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/f/fl/flag_terminology.html   (323 words)

  
 Flag of the United States at AllExperts
Traditionally, the flag may be decorated with golden fringe surrounding the perimeter of the flag itself as long as it does not deface the flag proper.
The flag of the United Nations is flown in a position of superior prominence or honor at the headquarters of the United Nations.
This flag formed the basis of the Stars and Stripes, consisting of 13 red and white stripes (although sometimes red-white-blue stripes were used) with the original British Union Jack in the canton.
en.allexperts.com /e/f/fl/flag_of_the_united_states.htm   (4701 words)

  
 Flag terminology - Definition, explanation
The design and description of flags typically uses specialised flag terminology with precise and technical meanings (a form of jargon).
Flag illustrations generally depict flags flying from the observer's point of view from left to right, the view known as the obverse; the other side is the reverse.
Half Staff – a style of flag display in which the flag is hoisted to half of the potential height of the available flag pole.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/f/fl/flag_terminology.php   (555 words)

  
 Flag terminology : Flag Terminology
Flag illustrations generally depict flags flying from the observer's point of view from left to right, the view known as the obverse.
Canton - upper left quarter of the flag, such as the field of stars in the Flag of the United States.
Half Staff - a style of flag display in which the flag is hoisted to half of the potential height of the availble flag pole.
www.fastload.org /fl/Flag_Terminology.html   (254 words)

  
 american flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, firefighters, police officers, and members of patriotic organizations.
When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony, or a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff.
The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states, localities, or societies are grouped for display.
hometown.aol.de /rodneyzak/wo-20528.html   (5057 words)

  
 Vexillological terminology
Other flags such as the UN and state flags are to be flown to the United States' flag's left or on lower poles.
The flag laws of Austria were changed a number of years ago and the flag with the eagle was restricted to official use only.
The Norwegian state flag is strictly for official use, and state flags are not sold to the public.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/xf-term.html   (1063 words)

  
 The Museum of the Confederacy:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Flags on exhibit are rotated to avoid overexposure to light and to ensure a variety are displayed for the public.
This flag, issued to units beginning in November 1861, was designed to be a distinctive flag for use on the battlefield.
The Museum of the Confederacy was the recipient of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 75 repatriated flags.
www.moc.org /site/PageServer?pagename=ce_col_flags   (1263 words)

  
 Common Flag Terminology - World Flags 101
Differencing: Referring to the design of one flag as a variation of another flag - either by changing a color, or adding or removing a charge, etc. For example, the flag of Italy was 'differenced' from that of France by changing the blue stripe to green.
Flags are usually hoisted on the left side, except in the case of some Arab flags.
House flag: A corporate or personal flag; a flag which does not signify nationality or citizenship.
www.worldflags101.com /flag-terminology.aspx   (633 words)

  
 The Flag Institute's Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The current consititution of the Flag Institute was approved at a Special General Meeting of the Instute held in Liverpool on 11th June 2005.
The Flag of the Institute shall be a rectangular flag with a hoist to fly ratio of 3:5, having a blue field bearing a white triangle based on the hoist and reaching to the centre fly and on the triangle a red St George’s Cross with arms one fifth of the flag’s width in thickness.
The honour of Fellow of the Flag Institute is the Institute’s highest honour and may be bestowed by the Council upon persons who have made a significant contribution to vexillology or to the Institute itself.
www.flaginstitute.org /index.php?location=1.2   (3225 words)

  
 Custom Flags
Flags are usually rectangular in shape with canvas heading and brass grommets on the hoist.
Guidons are similar to a Flag shape in that they stay square to the fly end, they come to two points and "V" back toward the hoist.
Acid-dyed flags are printed on white fabric therefore white is not considered a color.
www.aboutflags.com /shop/customflags.asp   (752 words)

  
 Etymology of Vexillological terminology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Vexilloids are characteristic of traditional societies and often consist of a staff with and emblem, such as a carved animal, at the top.
A flag or banner carried by Roman troops; a body of men grouped under one banner.
(tentative defintion) The set of flags falling into the category of archivexillum as proposed be limited to those regulated by some authority or as a recommendation to establish symmetry between flags of a certain class, i.e.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/xf-etym.html   (865 words)

  
 Flag terminology and flag protocols - a quick guide.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
All of our polyester flags are 5ft x 3ft, which though not to the official proportions, means any combination of national flags can be flown together without any flag 'dominating' the others.
The Hoist is the part of the flag nearest to the staff or flag pole.
The Fly is the part of the flag furthest from the staff.
www.astroflag.com /flag-protocols.html   (242 words)

  
 Flag Terminology Parts of a Flag
By definition, it is the "top inner corner of a flag." Flags with cantons include the United States flag, the Georgia flag, the Hawaii flag and the Mississippi flag.
Field: The section of the flag between the hoist and the fly ends is called the field or, sometimes, the ground.
Halyard: A halyard is a rope or cable used to raise and lower a flag on a flagpole.
www.netstate.com /states/symb/flags/flag_terminology.htm   (480 words)

  
 Flag terminology - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The design and description of flags typically uses specialized flag terminology with precise and technical meanings (a form of jargon).
Canton - upper left quarter of the flag, such as the field of stars in the Flag of the United States or the Union Flag in the Australian Flag.
Half Staff - a style of flag display in which the flag is hoisted to half of the potential height of the available flag pole.
www.music.us /education/F/Flag-terminology.htm   (548 words)

  
 World Flags 101 Privacy Policy
World Flags 101 respects the privacy rights of our clients, contributors and readers.
World Flags 101 also has appropriate security measures in place in our data centers to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from visitors to our sites.
All content on World Flags 101 is copyrighted and may not be reproduced without prior written consent from World Flags 101.
www.worldflags101.com /privacy-policy.aspx   (426 words)

  
 Flags of the Chilean Navy
A 2:3 blue flag with a white star, inscribed in a circle of diameter 1/3rd of the flag height at hoist.
The same flag is described as Yacht flag.
The square flag with a white star is shown in Flaggenbuch [neu39] as naval jack (Gösch der Kriegschiffe).
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/cl~navy.html   (319 words)

  
 Quinn Flags & Banners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Grommet- is a metal ring place along the hoist of a flag to attach the halyard.
Header- a heavy cloth strip, usually canvas, sewn to the hoist edge of a flag and often with grommets for hoisting.
Hoist – the half or edge of a flag nearest to the flagpole.
www.quinnflags.com /flagDictionary.asp   (401 words)

  
 Background: Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Flags are important national symbols that provide an avenue for the exploration of a culture's values and history.
To introduce students to terminology associated with flags, either distribute or show as a transparency, the handout, "Flag Terminology." Use the flag of the United States or your state to illustrate the terms provided.
Ask them to consider the flag in light of the full name of Japan, Nihon Koku or Nippon Koku, which means "Land of the Rising Sun." Once you have explained the flag, ask students to discuss what the use of the sun disc suggests about Japan as a country or its people.
www.midwestworldfest.org /japan/frames/1_e_flag.html   (727 words)

  
 OHS - Fight for the Colors: The Ohio Battle Flag Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ohio soldiers carried the flags, known as colors, in the Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and World War II.
There are 552 battle flags in the Adjutant General’s battleflag collection, including 434 from the Civil War.
About the Flags defines flag terminology, explains how the flags were acquired by the state, and provides information about the project to catalog and digitize them.
www.ohiohistory.org /etcetera/exhibits/fftc/index.cfm   (203 words)

  
 Flag terminology - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The design and description of flags typically uses specialised flag terminology with precise and technical meanings, and is hence a form of jargon.
A vexillological symbol is used by vexillologists to indicate certain characteristics of national flags, such as where they are used, who uses them, and what they look like.
Flag can be hung vertically by hoisting on a normal pole, then turning the pole ninety degrees
www.recipeland.com:8080 /facts/Flag_Terminology   (725 words)

  
 Flag terminology and flag protocols - a quick guide.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
PLACEMENT: Where several national flags are flown together the home national flag should be flown from the tallest of a group of flagpoles.
If the flagpoles are all of the same height then the home national flag should be flown from the leftmost flagpole, as viewed facing the building.
The Field is the background colour of the flag.
www.astroflag.co.uk /flag-protocols.html   (242 words)

  
 Flag Terminology & Information - Champion Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is sewn onto the side of the flag and used to secure the flag to the rope line of a flagpole.
Snap hooks are attached to the halyard attaching the flag and aiding in raising the flag(s).
Indoor flags are not intended to be flow from outdoor in-ground flagpoles or exposed to high winds, but maybe carried or display in a parade or at an outdoor ceremony.
www.1776flag.com /flagterms.htm   (643 words)

  
 Flags Of The Confederacy
The ensign of the Confederate States Navy was the same as the national flag, that pattern from 1861 to 1863 being the design known as the Stars and Bars.
Like the flag as used on land, Stars and Bars navy ensigns are found with a variety of numbers of stars and patterns of arrangement.
As a result, since in the 1861-1863 period the ensign was the Stars and Bars, the jack was a plain blue flag charged with white stars.
www.confederateflags.org /navy/FOTCnavy61.htm   (729 words)

  
 a.r.scientology Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
Flag Orders are a vital policy line, as the Sea Org is the commanding and controlling organization in Scientology which runs as a thread throughout the entire cult.
FSO also means Flag Service Org which is in Clearwater, FL and is usually referred to as simply Flag.
Three steps include: handling why the person is pinned to the body as well as handling old PTS situations including the phenomena of being PTS to self, handling identities, and handling a unique phenomena involving stability and its past, present, and future consequences (this phenomena may be stuck attention beams on self from others).
www.faqs.org /faqs/scientology/dictionary   (20537 words)

  
 Topic Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The American Flag is a part of our country's history that all children in the Unites States should be educated about.
Flag Day is June 14, and many children do not know why Flag Day exists.
Instruct the children that they are to paint a flag consisting of 50 stars, 13 red stripes, and 13 white stripes.
www.valdosta.edu /~tatucker/topic.html   (1201 words)

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