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Great South Bay

noun
1.
an Atlantic Ocean inlet, between the S shore of Long Island and Fire Island and other barrier islands. 45 miles (72 km) long.
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  • I should think you might be, having lived on Great South Bay so long.

    Two Boys of the Battleship Frank V. Webster
  • I've seen something just like this, fishing for bluefish, down in Great South Bay.

    Jack, the Young Ranchman

    George Bird Grinnell
  • It is cut in its middle part by a few creeks and tidal rivers1 flowing into the Great South Bay.

  • I live on a farm near the Great South Bay, and have great fun bathing and catching crabs.

  • The room was noiseless but for the deep moaning of the waters of Great South Bay lapping at the beach.

    Dreamy Hollow

    Sumner Charles Britton
  • The waters of Great South Bay at once suggested fish, oysters—wild ducks in the fall of the year, and in the early spring.

    Dreamy Hollow

    Sumner Charles Britton
  • I was part owner of a boat which had been built for hunting and fishing cruises on the shallow waters of the Great South Bay.

    The Ruling Passion Henry van Dyke
  • The long swell which gently rocked the boat was very unlike the short swells of the Great South Bay.

  • Brookport itself lay inside, on the lagoon called the Great South Bay.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • The only profitable affair it ever undertook was to fill a small ice-pond near its entrance into the Great South Bay.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke

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