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The Admiral is coming, and some brother officers who would be pleased to know you.'
They said, the gentleman who presided, was a Sir Borlase Warren, the admiral on the station.
Among the officers who came and spoke to us, was an admiral, Sir Isaac Coffin.
Our own doctor being dead, that of the admiral's ship was sent for to visit the sick.
These consisted of a family, of which the head was said to be, or to have been, an admiral in the Dutch navy.
Goodall backed me; I got him to write to the admiral; but it would not do.
As soon as the action was discontinued, Nelson went on board the admiral's ship.
The admiral, at the same time, made the signal for the van ships to join him.
"I know no man I respect more than Mr. Maltravers," quoth the admiral.
And the admiral eyed the handsome colonel with grim fondness.
c.1200, "Saracen commander," from Old French amirail (12c.) "Saracen military commander; any military commander," probably ultimately from Arabic title amir-ar-rahl "chief of the transport," officer in the Mediterranean fleet, from amir "leader;" influenced by Latin ad-mirabilis (see admire).
Italian form almiraglio, Spanish almirante are from confusion with Arabic words in al-. Meaning "highest-ranking naval officer" is from early 15c. As a type of butterfly, from 1720, possibly a corruption of admirable.
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