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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLEET

They were distributed among the captains of the fleet for transportation to Athens.

That's what you'd become if you were to stay in Fleet Street.

There we knew we should find the army, and might get tidings of the fleet.

One thousand of the best men in the fleet were sent to assist in the siege.

With these steeds, so well fitted for hunting, were twelve sleek, fleet hounds.

He saw this lovely wife, one moment active and fleet as a deer.

All of the Cleveland fleet disposed of their cargoes to good advantage.

Whether he will buy his fleet abroad or build it himself is at present an enigma.

It is true that then Russia would probably have had no Baltic fleet.

He forgot the fleet of the Llotta, forgot the menace to his own world.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fleot "ship, raft, floating vessel," from fleotan "to float" (see fleet (v.)). Sense of "naval force" is pre-1200. The Old English word also meant "creek, inlet, flow of water," especially one into the Thames near Ludgate Hill, which lent its name to Fleet Street (home of newspaper and magazine houses, standing for "the English press" since 1882), Fleet prison, etc.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLEET

armada

noungroup of ships or aircraft
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