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French navy

  1. a dark dull navy blue
  2. (as adjective): a French-navy dress
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  • The collapse of the french navy put a stop to further developments of either idea.

    Some Principles of Maritime Strategy Julian Stafford Corbett
  • They showed how the officers of the old french navy had nearly all been aristocrats.

    Rodney Stone Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Eugene Sue began his career as a physician and surgeon, and then spent six years in the french navy.

  • On July 5, 1899, still another submarine boat was launched for the french navy.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
  • M. du Casse was a mariner by profession, and had the rank of Captain in the french navy.

  • He wore the uniform of the french navy, accord-ing to its strictest regulations.

    Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • He was a rear admiral, in the french navy, and bore the aristocratic name of Condé.

  • When Louis succeeded to the throne the french navy was practically non-existent, as it consisted only of four, or five, frigates.

    Ancient and Modern Ships. George C. V. Holmes
  • Another and later account of this singular disease has recently been given by M. Dumoutier, surgeon in the french navy.

    Sleep and Its Derangements William A. Hammond
  • If the french navy succeeded in concentrating at Brest, the first move in the game would be lost.

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