Goneness

Gone"ness

, n. A state of exhaustion; faintness, especially as resulting from hunger. [Colloq. U. S.]

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Gon"fa*lon

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Gon"fa*non

(?), } n. [OE. gonfanoun, OF. gonfanon, F. gonfalon, the same word as F. confalon, name of a religious brotherhood, fr. OHG. gundfano war flag; gund war (used in comp., and akin to AS. g) + fano cloth, flag; akin to E. vane; cf. AS. gfana. See Vane, and cf. Confalon.] 1. The ensign or standard in use by certain princes or states, such as the medival republics of Italy, and in more recent times by the pope.
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2. A name popularly given to any flag which hangs from a crosspiece or frame instead of from the staff or the mast itself.
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Standards and gonfalons, 'twixt van and rear,
Stream in the air.
Milton.
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