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battleship

A very large foot or shoe. Typically used in the plural. I bet that store doesn't have shoes big enough for your battleships!

enough (something) to sink a (battle)ship

Referring to a very large quantity of something. Over the years, we've accumulated enough Christmas decorations to sink a ship. Where are we going to put them all?
See also: enough, sink

enough to sink a ship

Also, enough to sink a battleship. A more than sufficient amount, as in They brought enough food to sink a ship. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
See also: enough, ship, sink

gunboats

and battleships
n. big feet; big shoes. Get those battleships off my sofa! Hasn’t he got the biggest gunboats you ever saw?
See also: gunboat

battleships

verb
See also: battleship
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"This involved the processes and skills needed to design and build the large number of components which went into a battleship, at a time when their gunnery, protective and propulsion systems were evolving rapidly.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Belonging to Russian fleet, a battleship passed through the ystanbul's Bosporus and entered the Marmara Sea.
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WITH regard to the letter from Mr E Robinson of Thornaby (Outgunned By Bismarck, 08.11.08), this gave the impression that articles printed about HMS Hood said that it was a battleship and also that many of us were not aware that the Prince of Wales was damaged by Bismarck.
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A battleship built on the Tyne is celebrated in a new book.
The British concept was for a large ship that would have the main armament of a battleship but with the speed and much of the agility of a cruiser.
Webster's Tenth Collegiate defines a battleship as "A warship of the largest and most heavily armed and armored class." The Naval Institute's definitive series Battleships, by Garzke and Dulin, claims not to include the Panzerschiffs because they are of the cruiser type and do not belong in a study of battleships.
Born in Akita prefecture (1889); graduated from the Naval Academy (1911); promoted to lieutenant commander (1924); held a number of destroyer commands (1926-1929); promoted to captain (1934) while commanding a series of destroyer squadrons (1931-1936); commanded a cruiser and then a battleship (1937-1940); promoted to rear admiral and made commander of Destroyer Squadron 4 (November 1940); this unit comprised the 2d Surprise Attack Force in Adm.
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If the same suicide boat that battered and holed the USS Cole has struck a battleship, it would have left a black smudge and they would have had to repaint.
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