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Hell Gate

  1. a narrow channel in the East River, in New York City.
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Historical Examples

  • It's no such bad place, a'ter all, is Hell-Gate, to them that's used to it.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • With a knocking at his heart the Count seized the door-knocker to the heaven- or hell-gate of his future destiny.

    Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)

    Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

  • In the fourteenth century there existed a kind of hell-gate near Ansedonia in Tuscany.

  • Everlasting storms howl up and down, tossing the unwary crafts into the Hell-gate.

    The Abominations of Modern Society

    Rev. T. De Witt Talmage

  • The idea of the Porter's speech, in which he imagines himself the keeper of hell-gate, shows the same irony.