- an island in SE New York: the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens of New York City are located at its W end. 118 miles (190 km) long; 12–20 miles (19–32 km) wide; 1682 sq. mi. (4356 sq. km).
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Not to be confounded with Long-island town below Chattanooga.Myths of the Cherokee
We passed on and visited the chief of the Meetings on Long-Island.John Woolman's Journal
About twelve years ago, I hired a whale-boat and four black men, and proceeded to Long-Island after a load of round clams.
The shores of Long-Island and the other islands in the harbour, appeared dimly to float among the waves.Alonzo and Melissa
Daniel Jackson, Jr.
I requested one of the chiefs of the party above referred to, to pronounce their name for Long-Island.
- an island in SE New York State, separated from the S shore of Connecticut by Long Island Sound (an arm of the Atlantic): contains the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in the west, many resorts (notably Coney Island), and two large airports (La Guardia and John F. Kennedy). Area: 4462 sq km (1723 sq miles)
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