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Oriflamme   Listen
noun
Oriflamme, Oriflamb  n.  
1.
The ancient royal standard of France.
2.
A standard or ensign, in battle. "A handkerchief like an oriflamb." "And be your oriflamme to-day the helmet of Navarre."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Oriflamme" Quotes from Famous Books



... rogues, Perdie! While men of honest mind are banned To creak upon the Gallows Tree, Or squeal in prisons over-manned We want a chief to bear the brand, And bid the damned Burgundians dance. God! Where the Oriflamme should stand If Villon were ...
— The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 4 (of 4) • Various

... are asked to describe the dancing of a red-haired lady at the last charity ball you can either say—"The ruby Circe, with the Titian locks glowing like the oriflamme which surrounds the golden god of day as he sinks to rest amid the crimson glory of the burnished West, gave a divine exhibition of the Terpsichorean art which thrilled the souls of the multitude" or, you can simply say—"The ...
— How to Speak and Write Correctly • Joseph Devlin



Words linked to "Oriflamme" :   symbolic representation, symbolization, banner, standard



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