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Block Island

noun
1.
an island off the coast of and a part of Rhode Island, at the E entrance to Long Island Sound.
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  • The average about Block Island he considers to be two hundred pounds.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • In 1690 he had defeated a body of Frenchmen at Block Island.

  • The live stock was removed from Block Island and the islands of the bay.

    A short history of Rhode Island George Washington Greene
  • They got in on the coast, made Block Island, and took a pilot.

    There She Blows! William Hussey Macy
  • Block Island in 1672 was made a township, by the name of New Shoreham.

  • His only chance will be to land on Block Island, and perhaps he will go back to that harboring place he told me about.

    No Moss Harry Castlemon
  • Shortly after this—about midnight—the lookout on the Alfred's quarter made out Block Island.

    The Story of John Paul Jones

    Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  • Well, in the mean time the pilot-boat reported putting a pilot on board ship Criterion, off Block Island, such a date.

    There She Blows! William Hussey Macy
  • Block Island is our first landfall; and, leaving this on our port bow, we shape our course for the Vineyard Sound.

    There She Blows! William Hussey Macy
  • This position appearing too formidable to be attempted by the fleet alone, Arbuthnot continued to cruise off Block Island.

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