from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A high officer in some United States customhouses.

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  • n. an officer in the navy


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  • C.nsequently, on December 16, C.ptain Alan C. Bruce, of the light cruiser Patrol, who was also the senior naval officer in Hartlepool, had dispatched only his four small, elderly destroyers to sea, holding his two light cruisers and his submarine in port.

    Castles of Steel

  • The name of this daring naval officer was Putskin.

    Sketches From My Life

  • This led to his becoming very tyrannical when he married, at the age of 45, Alethea, a charming young woman who had recently lost her mother, and whose father, a retired naval officer of limited means, would not hear of her refusing so good an offer as Sir Boyvill's.

    Mrs Shelley

  • He must be created Admiral of all the Ocean Seas and of the new lands, with equal privileges and prerogatives as those appertaining to the High Admiral of Castile, the supreme naval officer of Spain.

    Christopher Columbus

  • But Campbell went to Q-ships, where his icy nerves and determination to sink submarines resulted, in the words of Rear Admiral William Sims, the senior American naval officer in Europe, in “some of the most admirable achievements in the whole history of naval warfare.”

    Castles of Steel

  • Believing that a career naval officer would better understand his position than the civilian First Lord, Jellicoe sent a copy of the telegram to Prince Louis, adding a sentence:

    Castles of Steel

  • Traditionally, the naval officer filling this role was responsible for the worldwide conduct of naval operations; Battenberg, however, had all but ceded this role to the First Lord.

    Castles of Steel

  • Keyes was the British naval officer most familiar with what was happening inside the Heligoland Bight.

    Castles of Steel

  • In this, he was a disciple of the American naval officer Alfred Thayer Mahan, who, in The Influence of Sea Power upon History, published in 1890, had traced the rise and fall of maritime powers in the past and demonstrated that in every case, the state that controlled the seas controlled its own fate; states deficient in naval power were doomed to decline.

    Castles of Steel

  • Since the war a Russian naval officer told me that he had under his command at Sebastopol, on the day of my chasing the 'Livadia' into that port, seven torpedo boats, with which he volunteered to go out and attack us.

    Sketches From My Life


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