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Synonyms for half-mast

a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress


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The flags at federal government buildings will fly at half-mast Friday in honor of the late Rev.
The flag is also at half-mast for the funerals of members of the Royal Family, foreign rulers, and Prime Ministers - and "any other occasion where Her Majesty has given special command".
National Flag of Pakistan was raised half-mast at various buildings including Civil Secretariat, Lahore CPO office, IG office, Railway Headquarters Lahore, customs houses along with other government buildings.
The flags were flied at half-mast at German, French, Swedish, Dutch and English and many other EU countries consulate generals.
The flags on both Dewsbury and Huddersfield Town Halls flew at half-mast until sunset yesterday.
Simon Thomas, Plaid Cymru AM for Mid and West Wales, criticised the Welsh Government after it flew flags at half-mast following the death of Saudi King Abdullah back in January, calling it a "gutless disgrace".
In these painful circumstances, His Majesty the King, may God assist him, has given his high instructions that the national flag be flown at half-mast for three days in governmental building, administrations and public squares, as well as in the Kingdom's embassies and consulates abroad", the source went on.
As a mark of respect, the Union Jack at the embassy will fly at half-mast.
In 1951, at the beginning of the Korean War, Half-Mast was recalled to duty and Connie returned as a civilian employee.
Flags were flown at half-mast in Whitehaven to mark the first anniversary of a shooting spree in which gunman Derrick Bird killed 12 people and then himself.
SADNESS Flags at Emmanuel College were flying at half-mast today after the tragic news
FLAGS flew at half-mast in Washington as Barack Obama and his wife Michelle attended a ceremony to remember the six people who died in the Tucson shootings.
ANKARA, Apr 14, 2010 (TUR) -- All Turkish flags in Turkey and representations overseas will be at half-mast on Sunday, April 18, the day when a funeral ceremony will take place for the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
THE flags at Epsom were yesterday flying at half-mast in honour of the late Vincent O'Brien, who will be remembered formally on Investec Derby Day when the bigrace riders will wear black armbands as a mark of respect to the legendary trainer, writes Lee Mottershead.
The flag on the Round Tower at Windsor Castle, where V-Adm Jenkins, right, held the coveted title of Constable and Governor, was lowered to half-mast as a mark of respect following his death on Thursday.