A tar was at hand to climb the loftiest palm, to strip its bushy head, and hoist the union-jack.
Every one had a share in a union-jack pocket-handkerchief, which they were very proud of.
Crest / an American or spread-eagle bearing the union-jack displayed, over all a sun in splendour which never sets.
The national flag is composed of coloured stripes with the union-jack of old England quartered in the corner.
The British union-jack is coming down from the blockhouse, and the Stars and Stripes are going up.
This day the ship was dressed with flags from stem to stern, and chiefest of the bunting was the union-jack.
Also it is simon-pure British, and more like Natal in this respect than any other territory under the union-jack.
Go, take charge of our vessel, and send me twenty of the best men of our crew fully armed—also a British union-jack.
If you please, can you tell us anything about the union-jack?
It is formed of the British union-jack, with alternate blue, red, and white stripes.
1670s, from union + jack (n.); properly a small British union flag flown as the jack of a ship, but it has long been in use as a general name for the union flag. The Union flag (1630s) was introduced to symbolize the union of the crowns of England and Scotland (in 1603) and was formed of a combination of the cross saltire of St. Andrew and the cross of St. George. The cross saltire of St. Patrick was added 1801 upon the union of parliaments of Great Britain and Ireland.