Long Island


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Long Island

A long, narrow island of southeast New York bordered on the south by the Atlantic Ocean. Long Island Sound, an arm of the Atlantic, separates it from Connecticut on the north. The western part of Long Island includes two boroughs of New York City.

Long Island

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(Placename) an island in SE New York State, separated from the S shore of Connecticut by Long Island Sound (an arm of the Atlantic): contains the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in the west, many resorts (notably Coney Island), and two large airports (La Guardia and John F. Kennedy). Area: 4462 sq km (1723 sq miles)

Long` Is′land


n.
an island in SE New York: the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are at its W end. 118 mi. (190 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Long Island - an island in southeastern New YorkLong Island - an island in southeastern New York; Brooklyn and Queens are on its western end
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Elmont - a town on Long Island in New York; site of Belmont Park
Kennedy International Airport, Kennedy Interrnational, Kennedy - a large airport on Long Island to the east of New York City
Long Island Sound - a sound between Long Island and Connecticut
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The tempest burst on the 18th of May, just as the Nautilus was floating off Long Island, some miles from the port of New York.
It meant more strange men who handled baggage, as it meant in New York, where, from railroad baggage-room to express wagon he was exchanged, for ever a crated prisoner and dispatched to one, Harris Collins, on Long Island.
During the day she skirted Long Island, passed Fire Island, and directed her course rapidly eastward.
Wherever a battle was fought,--whether at Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, or Germantown,--some of her brave sons were found slain upon the field.
I've taken a house at Brookport, on Long Island, for the summer.
It appears, from some old charts, that the long island to windward was formerly separated by wide channels into several islets; this fact is likewise indicated by the trees being younger on these portions.
At dawn after the battle, we lay becalmed to the east of the Isle of Canna or between that and Isle Eriska in the chain of the Long Island.
It is now many years since Sam, who was then as active a young negro as any in the province, and worked on the farm of Killian Suydam on Long Island, having finished his day's work at an early hour, was fishing, one still summer evening, just about the neighborhood of Hell Gate.
1] A long, narrow island in the East River, between New York and Long Island City.
that the continent which I thought I saw from the island I lived in was really no continent, but a long island, or rather a ridge of islands, reaching from one to the other side of the extended mouth of that great river; and that the savages who came to my island were not properly those which we call Caribbees, but islanders, and other barbarians of the same kind, who inhabited nearer to our side than the rest.
The house stood with its back, as it were, to the river and the only landing-stage; the main entrance was on the other side, and looked down the long island garden.
In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.

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