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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DREADNAUGHT

The dreadnaught will become an apparition, a witch, the Devil in skirts.

What do you mean by hunting polar bears all alone, Dreadnaught?

What do you think this is—a dreadnaught with full equipment?

Scotty patrolled as lookout as though serving on a dreadnaught.

Theres not a dreadnaught among them that can match the guns of our flagship!

He was as proud of his chalk quarry as an admiral of his first dreadnaught.

I asked Clarkson to let me have a man to show me the way to the Dreadnaught.

Now, the Mule Deer is next neighbor to the Dreadnaught, across the divide.

The Dreadnaught had been Jack's first important mining venture.

Seemed like we could hear him a-yellin' to us, 'Is this the way to the Dreadnaught mine?'

WORD ORIGIN

"battleship," literally "fearing nothing," from dread (v.) + nought (n.). Mentioned as the name of a ship in the Royal Navy c.1596, but modern sense is from the name of the first of a new class of British battleships mainly armed with big guns of one caliber, launched Feb. 18, 1906.

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