Word of the Day: Naval and Navel

naval   na-val  /  -vəl   adjective  
  1. pertaining to ships; seafaring, nautical, maritime
Plymouth harbor’s maritime and naval history is, however, interwoven with that of England. from “England, Picturesque and Descriptive” by Joel Cook, 1842 – 1910  
  1. pertaining to, or having a navy
Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive. George Washington, 1732 – 1799       navel   na-vel  /  -vəl   noun
  1. the belly button; the mark on mammals where the umbilical accord was attached prior to birth
The only man completely at peace is a man without a navel. Robert Jordan, 1948 – 2007  
  1. a central point, the middle
He is the god who sits in the center, on the navel of the earth, and he is the interpreter of religion to all mankind. from “The Republic” by Plato, 428/427 – 348/347 BC