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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A village of southeast New York on the Hudson River north of New City. Its blockhouse, captured by British troops in May 1779, was retaken in July by Gen. Anthony Wayne's forces. Population: 15,000.

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  • The park, called Stony Point, is located in the northwest corner of the San Fernando Valley and is popular with rock climbers for its small but challenging rocky formations.

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  • For many years, Mr. Miller, who was known as "The Beard" during an era when it was unusual for men to have facial hair, lived in an early 19th-century house in Stony Point, N.Y., that inspired Alec Wilder to write the classic song "It's So Peaceful in the Country."

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  • I rode to the end of the line and transferred onto the Stony Point line, heading south.

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  • The Stony Point train is well-equipped for cyclists, with bicycle compartments in each carriage.

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  • Steve Lonergan, both of Stony Point, and Lt. Bob Jackson of Nanuet are among the dozen or so county residents who have been in New Orleans since Sept. 5.

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  • Whether climbing Stony Point, charging Vicksburg, chasing Pancho Villa or walking around Pusan, the lower end of the society has born the greater risk.

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  • During the years that Jim Farley traveled as a salesman for a gypsum concern, and during the years that he held office as town clerk in Stony Point, he built up a system for remembering names.

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  • Two days later, the British sloop of war the Vulture sailed up the Hudson River into the highlands and anchored in Haverstraw Bay, four miles south of Stony Point.

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  • At the time Wayne took Stony Point, Clinton was expecting four regiments from the West Indies and was making ready for a move on their arrival.

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  • The requirements for holding the fort made a convincing case against the retention of Stony Point.

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