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an astronomical observatory located in Washington, D.C., operated by the U.S. government, and responsible for the U.S. time service.
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How to use Naval Observatory in a sentence
In the 1990s, while the Clinton marriage dissolved into farce, things at the Naval Observatory were positively Rockwellian.The Way They Were|The Daily Beast|June 9, 2010|DAILY BEAST
"The president thinks my house is nicer than his," he said of his digs at the U.S. Naval Observatory.Biden Grilled by Fifth-Graders|Alex Pasternack|May 11, 2009|DAILY BEAST
As the minute hand of the official clock dropped into its slot somebody called the Naval Observatory.
The "bug" called the Naval Observatory once more and began repeating his entire message for the third time.
Professor Hall describes these observations as the most accurate determinations of declination ever made at the Naval Observatory.Astronomical Discovery|Herbert Hall Turner
The Naval Observatory is at Washington, and was at first merely a depot for naval charts and instruments.Four American Naval Heroes|Mabel Beebe
Sestini's drawings of the sun spots were published by the Naval Observatory.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell