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vertical
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition oriented straight up and down (90 degrees relative to the floor)
  • From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam's government is here established.
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