oriflamme :

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  • n  an inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle
  • n  a red or orange-red flag used as a standard by early French kings

  • As London topers know, these lines are the doggerel oriflamme of that immemorial public house, "Finch's in the Strand.
  • Every few moments the guests sprang up, raised brimming glasses toward the white oriflamme of the Admiral's forked beard, and downed a deep health to the man whose famed policy of .
  • His white hands and fuzzy platinum hair gleaming like an oriflamme, he led the youths through a spirited charge on Bach.

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