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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NAVY

As one result of this, our Navy ranks larger, in comparison, than it ever did before.

I went down to the Post Office once and got a bill about the Navy!

"That's of course, if he was a captain in the British navy," said Mr. Palmer.

It was afterwards understood that he was destined for the navy.

I entered the navy, then, for the first time, as a common Jack.

The intention, evidently, was to swallow us all in the enormous maw of the British navy.

He was not in the line of promotion, and probably left the navy at the peace.

There are two Captains Cooper in the navy,--father and son,--but neither had been in the Sterling.

These consisted of a family, of which the head was said to be, or to have been, an admiral in the Dutch navy.

The army, the navy, and nine tenths of the people of England were Protestants.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "fleet of ships, especially for purposes of war," from Old French navie "fleet, ship," from Latin navigia, plural of navigium "vessel, boat," from navis "ship" (see naval). Meaning "a nation's collective, organized sea power" is from 1530s. The Old English words were sciphere (usually of Viking invaders) and scipfierd (usually of the home defenses). Navy blue was the color of the British naval uniform. Navy bean attested from 1856, so called because they were grown to be used by the Navy.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NAVY

armada

noungroup of ships or aircraft
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