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Big Pond


the Atlantic Ocean


I have not crossed the Big Pond since 1986.

Word Origin

1641 as great pond

Usage Note

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  • I am going now to name her, and launch her in that big pond in Thompson's field.

    Charlie Scott Unknown
  • Besides, this big pond protected our position in that quarter.

    The Southern Soldier Boy

    James Carson Elliott
  • The water ran in and couldn't get out, and spread out all over the field and made a big pond.

    The Sandman: His Farm Stories William J. Hopkins
  • Once upon a time, some Downton men had sunk some tubs in a big pond, and they were hard at work all night raking them up.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • You can see we haven't half gone over it yet; we haven't touched that big pond down below where there must be plenty of beaver.

    Jack the Young Trapper George Bird Grinnell
  • Drink twice a day from the running stream, never from the big pond in which the grinning Pike and mighty Snapper lie in wait.

    Bannertail Ernest Thompson Seton
  • "I never saw such reflections," she was saying, as they skirted the big pond.

  • Besides, here was a regular path, beaten down by many feet, and which headed in the quarter Elmer knew the big pond lay.

    Pathfinder Alan Douglas
  • There's the dearest little colt in the barn, and six Holstein calves, and a big pond in the pasture covered with ice!

    In League with Israel

    Annie F. Johnston

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