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ADMIRAL, officer. In some countries is the commander in chief of the naval forces. This office does not exist in the United States.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Courage, my men," said De Guiche; "I have twenty pistoles left in this purse, and as soon as we reach the admiral's vessel they shall be yours." The sailors bent themselves to their oars, and the boat bounded over the crest of the waves.
"I mean," said Father Brown, "that one of the Admiral's scientific predictions is coming true tonight.
He has been within a shave of another shipwreck; and would never have escaped it, if the lady hadn't had the sense to suspect the old Admiral's telegram and come down to watch him.
The acquisition adds to Admiral's core-plus office portfolio, which already includes assets in Phoenix, San Diego, Frisco (Dallas MSA) and Plano (Dallas MSA).
Aware of Admiral Yamamoto's punctuality, Major John Mitchell, the leader of Operation Vengeance's estimated that at 0935 the admiral's flight would be just ten minutes/thirty-five miles from his destination near Bougainville.
It views Admiral's very strong track record of underwriting profitability as positive for the rating and expects that Admiral will maintain its robust underwriting performance.
The FTSE 100 company's 10,000th employee is Mostofa Miah, who has joined Admiral's claims department in Cardiff.
To mark his appointment Admiral's recruitment team presented Mr Miah with a 10,000 employee award and doughnuts to share with his new team.
The award, the communique added, recognises the admiral's outstanding services and commitment for strengthening relations and bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
They will be created as part of Admiral's move into the personal lending market which will see the company offer new products including personal loans and car finance through an online platform.
Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Roger Lewis said: "Admiral's take on sponsorship of the Wales national team is a unique one and we have worked hard together on developing a programme which meets their specific needs.
The Admiral's staff assignments include key posts like Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at the headquarters in New Delhi, Commandant of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Indian Naval Adviser at the High Commission of India, London and Chief Staff Officer (Operations) at Headquarters of Western Naval Command.