fleet


fleet
01. He made a fortune by establishing a [fleet] of Cadillac taxis here in town.
02. The submarine was silently following a [fleet] of enemy destroyers.
03. Our city's [fleet] of buses is sitting idle today due to a strike by maintenance workers.
04. There are over 150 planes in the airline's [fleet].
05. A large [fleet] of fishing boats set out today, signaling the start of the salmon season.
06. My grandfather once owned a moving business with a small [fleet] of 5 trucks.
07. We met for one [fleeting] moment, and then she was gone.
08. Napoleon once remarked that glory is [fleeting], but obscurity is forever.
09. Hong Kong has the world's largest [fleet] of double-decker buses.
10. Spain has had one of the world's largest fishing [fleets] for centuries.
11. Britain built a [fleet] of steam-powered submarines in 1915.
12. Greece's [fleet] of merchant ships is the largest in the world.
13. A Greek proverb remarks that he who plunders with a little boat is a pirate, but he who plunders with a [fleet] is a conqueror.
14. In 1509, the Portuguese destroyed the Muslim [fleet] in the Battle of Diu, establishing Portuguese control of Indian waters.
15. The first [fleet] of ships carrying convicts to the new penal colony of Australia left England in May of 1787, arriving the following January.
16. Naval hero Horatio Nelson led the British to victory over the larger joint [fleets] of Spain and France at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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