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battleships

verb
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Our train of stores goes there, our battleships elbow the Americans out of our way there.
He saw what appeared to him to be a column of six battleships pursuing three others who were supported by a newcomer, until the fact that the Bremen and Weimar were firing into the Susquehanna upset his calculations.
So it was that Bert Smallways saw the first fight of the airship and the last fight of those strangest things in the whole history of war: the ironclad battleships, which began their career with the floating batteries of the Emperor Napoleon III in the Crimean war and lasted, with an enormous expenditure of human energy and resources, for seventy years.
Smallways heard men hurrying along the passage, and was drawn out to the gallery, where he found nearly a dozen officers collected and scrutinising the helpless ruins of the battleship through field-glasses.
They discovered her proximity, dropped back until she was nearly broadside on to the former battleship, and signalled up the Theodore Roosevelt and the little Monitor.
We have to imagine as well as we can what it must have been to a battled-strained sailor suddenly glancing upward to discover that huge long silent shape overhead, vaster than any battleship, and trailing now from its hinder quarter a big German flag.
I had raced through space on the tiny one-man air scout and I had commanded the greatest battleship that ever had floated in the thin air of dying Mars.
They sent their revenue cutters and dispatch boots and lighthouse tenders, and they sent their last antiquated cruisers and battleships.
The fleets of all the world were there, and day and night millions of tons of battleships ploughed the brine of her coasts, and nothing happened.
It was mid-afternoon that brought the little old sailor, who had been felled by the captain a few days before, to where Clayton and his wife stood by the ship's side watching the ever diminishing outlines of the great battleship.
His eyes were not upon the dim bulk of the battleship, but on the profile of the girl's upturned face.
It was simply a message from one battleship to another.
Microsoft cofounder, Paul Allen, announced that he had found the Musashi, one of Japan's biggest and most famous battleships, on the seabed of Sibuyan Sea.
Out of the eight battleships that were targeted by the Japanese, two ships 6 the USS West Virginia and the USS California - were repaired and reused by the Navy.
The Tennessee was docked in what was called "Battleship Row," a line of battleships docked closely together along Ford Island that made them easy targets for the Japanese aircraft.
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