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dirt Navy
 n.— «It appears the new CNO has read it and uses it to justify a “dirt Navy,” a replacement for the on-board Marine detachments that seem to be forming their own force.» —“Re: A Brain Pentagon Wants to Pick” by Jack Linthicum Usenet: sci.military.naval Oct. 22, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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