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Miscellaneous symbols


a woman who is a symbol of Britain. She wears a helmet and carries a shield and trident (=a weapon like a large fork).

service mark


a sign or symbol used by a person or company that provides a service, to show clearly that they are different from other companies



a seal used in the past to put a special design on letters, documents etc as a way of signing them



the mark made by a signet

skull and crossbones


a picture of two crossed bones under a skull. It was used in the past on ships belonging to pirates (=sailors that attacked and stole from other ships) and is now used for warning of danger, for example on a container that holds a harmful substance.



a sign or small piece of paper shaped like a star that is given to someone, especially a child, as a reward for good work



this cross used as the symbol of the German nazi party



an object or symbol used for representing one of these animals, plants, or objects

white flag


a sign that you want to make peace with someone

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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very unpleasant or dirty

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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