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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)


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

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

    CNN Transcript May 29, 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

  • 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

  • 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!


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