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After due consultation in A Glossary of Terms used in Heraldry by James Parker I have decided that perhaps the right word [for "verkorte rechter schuinbalken", MS] is baton.
Rich Hansen, 20 November 1996
What about billet oblique sinister?
Zeljko Heimer, 22 November 1996
This historical flag was confirmed for use by the municipality of Ameland on 27 June 1950.
(Source: Sierksma 1962[sie62])
Mark Sensen, 28 March 1998
Ameland/It Amel‚n is one of the Frisian Wadden islands and in summer a very popular holiday resort.
The flag consists of four equally wide horizontal bars of blue and yellow; on the middle of the blue bar a white inverted crescent; on the yellow bar three black shortened right bends alongside. This flag was adopted 27 June 1950, but in variable forms depicted from 1711-1870. The crescent is a reminder of the crusades and the bends stand for the three villages Nes, Hollum and Ballum. (source: Sierksma, Nederlands vlaggenboek, 1962, [sie62], a bit adapted). Municipal seat: Nes.
Jarig Bakker, 18 August 1999
The shield is: Divided per pale: I. In gold three black bends; II. In blue a silver crescent.
Franc van Diest, 1 Feb 2001