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naval academy

a collegiate institution for training naval officers.
Origin of naval academy
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is impossible for a negro to graduate from the naval academy, though he has the right to do so.

  • Though several have been sent to the naval academy, none have "gone through."

  • I took my degree at a naval academy, not at an agricultural college.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • The centre of social gayety, therefore, is to be found in the naval academy.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs
  • Here, then, is where the social influences of the naval academy are felt.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs

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