flag float

flag float

[′flag ‚flōt]
(engineering)
A pyrotechnic device that floats and burns upon the water, used for marking or signaling.
References in classic literature ?
The first morning the new flag floated over the stern of the Nan-Shan Jukes stood looking at it bitterly from the bridge.
He also wrote the President's proclamation: "Let the National Flag float over every school house in the country." Bellamy called the program "a Boston idea."
my absolute loneliness, and my last flag floats over the last rampart
Outside Bairds Bar on Gallowgate, a massive flag floated above a sea of elated supporters.
"Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow!"--General John Stark at the Battle of Bennington.