French navy

    • a dark dull navy blue

    • (as adjective): a French-navy dress

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How to use French navy in a sentence

  • If the French navy succeeded in concentrating at Brest, the first move in the game would be lost.

  • Eugene Sue began his career as a physician and surgeon, and then spent six years in the French navy.

  • Five ships only were taken or destroyed, but others ran ashore, and the French navy as a whole lost all confidence.

  • 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