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flotilla

floh ti luh

  • n  a United States Navy fleet consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships
  • n  a fleet of small craft

  • Confronting Task Force 70 is a Soviet flotilla of about ten guided missile cruisers, destroyers and frigates and more than a dozen support ships.
  • MIAMI: "The last time Miami exiles attempted to launch a flotilla towards Cuba," says PTI's Tamerlin Drummond, "a Cuban ship rammed the lead boat in the flotilla.
  • Today a flotilla of freelance fact checkers make life more difficult for the salaried employees of what has come to be known as the MSM, or mainstream media.
News & Articles

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    Flotilla, who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita last November, will try to win her third consecutive major stakes against a talented field of 3-year-old fillies in Sunday’s $1,320,000 French Oaks at Chantilly Racecourse in France.
    June 15, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
  • Chantilly: Flotilla seeks third straight major win in French Oaks
    Flotilla, who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita last November, will try to win her third consecutive major stakes against a talented field of 3-year-old fillies in Sunday’s $1,320,000 French Oaks at Chantilly Racecourse in France.
    June 14, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
  • ‘Save the Bay Flotilla’ part pleasure cruise, part protest
    It conjures up images of dozens of white sails on an azure ocean, but flotilla is defined – for private craft – as a small fleet of vessels.
    June 14, 2013 - Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin
Quotes

  • Benjamin Netanyahu in AFP
    Before the flotilla set sail for Gaza, we discussed, in various forums, the continuation of our policy toward the Gaza Strip,Netanyahu said. "These discussions continued last week, inter alia, in the meetings I held on the subject with...
  • Helen Thomas in FOXNews
    Last week at a briefing with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs that followed a flotilla raid by Israeli commandos, Thomas asked the question: "Our initial reaction to this flotilla massacre, deliberate massacre, an international crime, was pitiful. What...
  • Bernard Kouchner in Reuters
    I am profoundly shocked by the tragic consequences of the Israeli military operation against the Peace Flotilla for Gaza,Kouchner said in a statement. "The circumstances of this drama must be fully brought to light and we wish for a...

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