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Stony Point

noun
1.
a village in SE New York, on the Hudson: site of a strategic fort in the Revolutionary War.
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  • Are you agent for that land along the lake just north of Stony Point?

    Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes Stella M. Francis
  • On the other side of his chimney Charley hung a print of the storming of Stony Point.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • But—Mrs. Macomber—we were going to Stony Point this afternoon!

    Stubble

    George Looms
  • The American army was camped about fourteen miles from Stony Point.

  • The only British soldier to escape from Stony Point was a captain.

  • He found Jack at Stony Point and told him the story of his wasted months.

    In the Days of Poor Richard

    Irving Bacheller
  • He knew little of his ancestors except that his father's grandfather was a humble private soldier at the storming of Stony Point.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • "She's comin' right in on the Stony Point sou'east o' the bay," cried Captain Lane.

    Sustained honor John R. Musick,
  • Stony Point is a commanding hill projecting far into the Hudson which washes three-fourths of its base.

    Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2 John Frederick Schroeder
  • Stony Point was a rocky promontory washed on three sides by the waters of the Hudson.

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