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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Navvy  \Nav"vy\,  n.;  pl  {Navies}.  [Abbreviated  fr  navigator.] 
  Originally,  a  laborer  on  canals  for  internal  navigation; 
  hence  a  laborer  on  other  public  works  as  in  building 
  railroads,  embankments,  etc  [Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Navy  \Na"vy\;  n.;  pl  {Navies}.  [  OF  navie,  fr  L.  navis  ship. 
  See  {Nave}  of  a  church.] 
  1.  A  fleet  of  ships;  an  assemblage  of  merchantmen,  or  so  many 
  as  sail  in  company.  ``The  navy  also  of  Hiram,  that  brought 
  gold  from  Ophir.''  --1  kings  x.  11. 
  2.  The  whole  of  the  war  vessels  belonging  to  a  nation  or 
  ruler,  considered  collectively;  as  the  navy  of  Italy. 
  3.  The  officers  and  men  attached  to  the  war  vessels  of  a 
  nation;  as  he  belongs  to  the  navy. 
  {Navy  bean}.  see  {Bean}. 
  {Navy  yard},  a  place  set  apart  as  a  shore  station  for  the  use 
  of  the  navy.  It  often  contains  all  the  mechanical  and 
  other  appliences  for  building  and  equipping  war  vessels 
  and  training  their  crews. 

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