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f leet

  • n  group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
  • n  group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
  • n  a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership
  • n  a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
  • v  move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  • v  disappear gradually
  • s  moving very fast
    fleet of foot
    the fleet scurrying of squirrels

  • In less than 24 hours "The fleet is all lit up!" had become the joyful cry of all Britain.
  • As the Sixth Fleet moved in, a sweptwing, twin jet flew in from the Bulgarian coast, and came down low over the massed invasion fleet.
  • Out to punish the "aggressors," a six-nation Blue fleet totaling nearly 160 fighting ships began steaming toward Norway.
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  • David Obey in ABC News
    This compromise will allow EPA to go ahead with a new clean air rule without sinking the Great Lakes fleet - and all the jobs it creates in the region,said Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
  • Dave McCurdy in Forbes
    Any further changes to the program would only delay the progress that manufacturers have made toward increasing fleet-wide fuel economy,said Dave McCurdy, president and chief executive of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
  • Glenn Tilton in TheStreet.com
    Our industry is challenged as never before by the unrelenting price of oil,said CEO Glenn Tilton in a prepared statement. "The elimination of our entire [Boeing 737] fleet and our alliance with Continental CAL are examples of the different...

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