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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FLAG, n.1 Also flaag.

1. A shoal of fish (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., flaag; 1908 Jak. (1928), flag).

2. A flock of birds (Id.).

[Norw. flak, a shoal of fish near the surface.]

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