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Fire Island

a narrow sand spit off S Long Island, New York: summer resort and lighthouse station. ¼–½ mi. (0.4–0.8 km) wide; 30 miles (48 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Two hours later Fire Island sank beneath the horizon, and we were alone on the sea.

  • This was the Atlantic pounding the sandy shore of Fire Island.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • I'd rather stay outside here and slip in through Fire Island Inlet.

    The Adventure Club Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Remember how many we counted there that day we went over to Fire Island, Nel?

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • When the steamship sighted the boat off Fire Island, her course was changed to make a lee for the boat's yawl.

    The Sea Rovers Rufus Rockwell Wilson
  • When the booms were full, they took them to Fire Island, emptied the logs out into the big pocket, and came back for more.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (
  • We were coming along past Fire Island, and the night was pretty thick.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett

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