NAVY


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AcronymDefinition
NAVYNever Again Volunteer Yourself
NAVYNautical Army of Volunteer Yeoman (Australia)
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The great and good friend was so struck by the hard sense of the letter that he kept his navy at home, and saved one thousand million dollars.
The navy called to me, as did the free, wide, unpeopled spaces of the mighty oceans.
When he appeared, I gave him a message to the secretary of the navy, to whom all vessels in service on thirty and one hundred seventy-five report direct.
Other men there were ready and able to add to the treasure of victories the British navy has given to the nation.
There are few among the gentlemen of the navy, I imagine, who would not be surprised to find themselves in a house of this description.
Pacing the flagship of this mighty fleet, second only to the navy of Helium, was the ebon godar, Jeddak of the First Born, his heart beating strong in anticipation of the coming moment when he should hurl his savage crews and the weight of his mighty ships upon the enemies of the warlord.
Slowly the imperial navy progressed toward com-pletion.
The profession, either navy or army, is its own justification.
We now signaled the flagship of Helium's navy to approach, and when she was within hailing distance I called out that we had the Princess Dejah Thoris on board, and that we wished to transfer her to the flagship that she might be taken immediately to the city.
claimed that some regard should be had to a State which grew the best cotton in all America, produced the best green oak for the service of the navy, and contained the finest oil, besides iron mines, in which the yield was fifty per cent.
My old friend had won to the highest place in the navy of Helium, but he was still to me the same brave comrade who had shared with me the privations of a Warhoon dungeon, the terrible atrocities of the Great Games, and later the dangers of our search for Dejah Thoris within the hostile city of Zodanga.
I suspected at once that he was a naval officer; I don't know why, but it is difficult to mistake a navy man.