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Tricolor   Listen
noun
Tricolor  n.  (Written also tricolour)  
1.
The national French banner, of three colors, blue, white, and red, adopted at the first revolution.
2.
Hence, any three-colored flag.






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"Tricolor" Quotes from Famous Books



... three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), white, and red; known as the French Tricouleur (Tricolor); the design and colors are similar to a number of other flags, including those of Belgium, Chad, Ireland, Cote d'Ivoire, and Luxembourg; the official flag for all ...
— The 1997 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... Froissart. "You are English of the English, and French of the French. You have served under the Tricolor and under the Union Jack. You are an embodiment of L'Entente Cordiale. You almost reconcile me to that detestable Dawson, but not quite. He is of the provincial English, what you call a Nonconformist—bah! He is clever, but bourgeois. He grates upon me; for I, his subordinate in this ...
— The Lost Naval Papers • Bennet Copplestone

... the Marches of Ancona threw off the Papal Government with an ease which must have surprised the most sanguine. The white, red and green tricolor was hoisted at Bologna, where, as far as is known, this combination of colours first became a political badge. Thirty-six years before Luigi Zamboni and Gian Battista De Rolandis of Bologna had distributed rosettes of white, red and green ribbon; Zamboni ...
— The Liberation of Italy • Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

... lilies upon the tomb, and leaned over as if in prayer. Above the tomb, for the first time, flew the flag of another country than our own, the Stars and Stripes, and on either side, the British Jack and the French Tricolor. This is a combination of the Democracies of the ...
— The Letters of Franklin K. Lane • Franklin K. Lane

... buried beneath his own flag," he said, and spreading the tricolor upon the ground, he laid the stiffened body ...
— The Boy Allies with the Cossacks - Or, A Wild Dash over the Carpathians • Clair W. Hayes

... and processions, the habitants gay in rosettes and ribbons, flowers and maple leaves, as they idled or filed along the streets, under arches of evergreens, where the Tricolor and Union Jack mingled and fluttered amiably together. Anvils, with powder placed between, were touched off with a bar of red-hot iron, making a vast noise and drawing applausive crowds to the smithy. On the hill beside the Cure's house ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... to the left a decidedly pretty girl was watching a groom put the finishing touches to the toilet of her tricolor collie. Link heard her exclaim in protest as the groom removed from the dog's collar a huge cerise bow ...
— His Dog • Albert Payson Terhune



Words linked to "Tricolor" :   Sparaxis tricolor, tricolour, France, coloured, Viola tricolor, trichromatic, trichrome, Viola tricolor hortensis



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