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  • proper noun The stream that ran where Fleet Street now runs.
  • proper noun A former prison in London, which originally stood near the stream.


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From fleet (stream, estuary)


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  • The Pegasus crew identified a Cylon fleet ahead of them behaving in an erratic manner, which eventually led to them discovering the Galactica and the rest of the Fleet.

    Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far Adam Whitehead 2009

  • A typical fleet engagement situation lasts between 3 and 10 minutes ... then one side gains an advantage and the Fleet commander of the other side orders a withdrawal.

    The moon is a harsh mistress 2007

  • The dashing young frigate captain, the man who in middle age was nothing loth to give chase single-handed in his seventy-four to a whole fleet, the man of enterprise and consummate judgment, the old Admiral of the Fleet, the good and trusted servant of his country under two kings and a queen, had felt correctly Nelson's influence, and expressed himself with precision out of the fulness of his seaman's heart.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad 1890

  • Departure of the fleet from Plymouth, 313; stay at Cork, and Boyle's hospitality, 314-5; panic at Lancerota, 315; secession of Captain Bayley; the Lady of Gomera, 316; sickness in the Fleet, _ibid.

    Sir Walter Ralegh A Biography 1879

  • "The move to a major fleet concentration area allows the MCM ships the opportunity to conduct integrated training with other Fleet forces and inject a more realistic MIW component to integrated Fleet training.

    San Diego's Official Navy Newspaper - Navy Compass 2009

  • Tagged with the name "Fleet Foxes Sing … ", it perfectly evoked the rustic sound of getting back to nature in the Glastonbury VIP area that saw the Seattle band become a household name.

    Meet the man behind those Fleet Foxes Sing … covers of Whitney Houston, Adele and Madonna 2012

  • CNN's Allan Chernoff is there for what they call Fleet Week -- hello, Allan.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2006 2006

  • But men in Fleet Street or Italy who send other men out to censor women's dress code – "they won't need to carry out checks close up" – are both asking for trouble and taking a small, incompetent step back towards the Taliban-esque habits of mind and action that western society has shed only recently and with difficulty.

    Miniskirt ban: a small, incompetent step backwards Michael White 2010

  • Here's the original Federation Fleet from the back lot of MGM studios, before that Roddenberry guy got his hands on it and sold out to Desilu.

    Obligatory Star Trek post marshallpayne1 2009

  • What would be a given, based on knowledge and the Japanese high commands already decided courses of action would be the attack and hopeful destruction of the Fleet from the US in transit.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » A Sweet Jane alt-hist challenge! 2010


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