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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nav·vy n.; pl. Navies   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)

 Na·vy n.; pl. Navies
 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.”
 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.
 2. Prussian blue. [archaic]