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  • n. Obsolete spelling of fleet.

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Examples

  • Stepped to Colvill's to set right a business of money, where he told me that for certain De Ruyter is come home, with all his fleete, which is very ill newes, considering the charge we have been at in keeping a fleete to the northward so long, besides the great expectation of snapping him, wherein my Lord Sandwich will I doubt suffer some dishonour.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Albemarle, to inform him what we have done as to the fleete, which is very little, and to receive his direction.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • We are in great hopes of meeting with the Dutch East India fleete, which is mighty rich, or with De Ruyter, who is so also.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • No news yet from our fleete, which is much wondered at, but the Duke says for certain guns have been heard to the northward very much.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • He discoursed as bad of Sir W. Batten almost, and cries out upon the discipline of the fleete, which is lost, and that there is not in any of the fourth rates and under scarce left one Sea Commander, but all young gentlemen; and what troubles him, he hears that the gentlemen give out that in two or three years a

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Victuallers are all come in to the fleete, which is good newes.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • He do, however, call the fleete's retreat on Sunday a very honourable retreat, and that the Duke of Albemarle did do well in it, and would have been well if he had done it sooner, rather than venture the loss of the fleete and crown, as he must have done if the Prince had not come.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Hall, where the Board waited on the Duke of York to discourse about the disposing of Sir Thomas Allen's fleete, which is newly come home to Portsmouth; and here Middleton and I did in plain terms acquaint the Duke of York what we thought and had observed in the late

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • I come; and, when I had dined, I away home, and thence to White Hall, where the Board waited on the Duke of York to discourse about the disposing of Sir Thomas Allen's fleete, which is newly come home to

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 73: April/May 1669

  • So home to supper and to bed, understanding this evening, since I come home, that our Victuallers are all come in to the fleete, which is good newes.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 45: August/September 1666

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