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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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German Consulate General also flied its flag at half-mast located in Taksim GE-mE-E-suyu Boulevard.
Campus flags at half-mast |in a gesture of solidarity
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
SOMBRE Barack and Michelle Obama PRAYERS Children gaze at a makeshift shrine TRAGIC Green SHOT Schneck JUDGE Roll AIDE Zimmerman KILLED Morris RETIRED Stoddard MOURNING Flags fly at half-mast in Washington
According to the Turkish Prime Ministry's Press Center, all flags will be at half-mast on Sunday to show respect to late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other senior Polish officials who lost lives in a tragic plane accident on April 10.
Epsom managing director Nick Blofeld said yesterday: "The flags here have been flying at half-mast today and we will also be marking Vincent O'Brien's death on Saturday.
A spokeswoman for Windsor Castle said: "The flag on the castle was flown at half-mast at the request of the Queen.
MINDLESS thugs have stolen a flag flying at half-mast for a brave firefighter who died after battling a blaze.
I believe Veterans and their families should decide whether the Canadian flag should be lowered at half-mast.
LIVERPOOL'S Marconi electronics plant today flew its flag at half-mast in tribute to an employee gunned down by terrorists in Saudi Arabia.
OUTRAGED friends last night condemned a town clerk who refused to fly a flag at half-mast in honour of a Welsh solder killed in Iraq.
THE Royal Family mourned Princess Margaret by flying the Union Jack at half-mast outside Buckingham Palace yesterday.