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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. 2018.
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  • This was the Atlantic pounding the sandy shore of Fire Island.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • Remember how many we counted there that day we went over to Fire Island, Nel?

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • 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 (
  • The tired crew went ashore just above Fire Island, where the camp was established.

    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
  • No; I had heard that the steamer had not yet been sighted off Fire Island, so considered the effort unnecessary.

    That Affair Next Door Anna Katharine Green
  • They want to drive their vessels for every bit of speed that is in them, at least until reported from Fire Island.

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