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Long Island Sound   /lɔŋ ˈaɪlənd saʊnd/   Listen
Long Island Sound

noun
1.
A sound between Long Island and Connecticut.






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"Long Island Sound" Quotes from Famous Books



... and in Oldport Days can hardly be appreciated to the full by those who are unacquainted with certain mellow and crumbling towns and hamlets of the New England coast, especially of the warm south coast. Soft mists rise in summer like "rich distilled perfumes" from the warm Gulf Stream off Long Island Sound and drift landward in invisible airy volumes. Suddenly, as at a given signal, the sky becomes troubled, grows dun: trembling dew-specks glister upon the leaves, and in a few moments the gray fog starts ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, September 1880 • Various

... morning Mr. Carlisle put into my hand, with great delicacy, such a sum as I had never before possessed, telling me that I "would need it for travelling expenses." All the while he drew me out on literature. On the Long Island Sound steamer he bade me notice a young gentleman (whom I was destined to know in after years), a man with curly hair and very foppish air, accompanied by a page "in an eruption of buttons," and told me that it was N. P. Willis. And so revelling in romance and travel, with mince-pie and turkey for ...
— Memoirs • Charles Godfrey Leland

... rejoin my ship at Newport, but with me there came on one of those splendid steamers, veritable floating palaces indeed, which the Americans excel in building, a huge picnic, at which 150 New York ladies were present. The night passage across Long Island Sound in lovely weather, with all this gay party dancing ...
— Memoirs • Prince De Joinville

... Bartlett; he's getting shiny on the head, but he can talk Miller's cutlery sweeter than the angels can sing. They tell me he's grown rich and lives like a lord; owns an island in Long Island Sound, and a yacht and other good things, but he's the pleasantest man ...
— A Man of Samples • Wm. H. Maher

... element is of determining value as to the necessity for his occupation and defence of Brooklyn Heights. New York was the only base from which Great Britain could operate against the colonies as an organized State. By Long Island Sound and the Hudson River, her right hand would hold New England under the guns of her warships, and by quick occupation of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and their tributary streams, her left hand would cut ...
— Bay State Monthly, Vol. I, No. 3, March, 1884 - A Massachusetts Magazine • Various

... East River, we can protect ourselves and keep out of his way. But if he comes across Long Island Sound—do you realize what that ...
— The Story of Nathan Hale • Henry Fisk Carlton



Words linked to "Long Island Sound" :   Atlantic, Long Island, Atlantic Ocean, Nutmeg State, sound, CT, Connecticut, Constitution State



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