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Big Pond

noun

the Atlantic Ocean

Examples

I have not crossed the Big Pond since 1986.

Word Origin

1641 as great pond

Usage Note

slang

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  • The starlit water of the big pond rippled and flashed with the movement of many bodies.

    Kazan James Oliver Curwood
  • I am going now to name her, and launch her in that big pond in Thompson's field.

    Charlie Scott Unknown
  • The water ran in and couldn't get out, and spread out all over the field and made a big pond.

    The Sandman: His Farm Stories William J. Hopkins
  • "I never saw such reflections," she was saying, as they skirted the big pond.

  • Once upon a time, some Downton men had sunk some tubs in a big pond, and they were hard at work all night raking them up.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • Drink twice a day from the running stream, never from the big pond in which the grinning Pike and mighty Snapper lie in wait.

    Bannertail Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Before the very eyes of his wife he lost his mortal form and hopped with a great splash into the big pond behind the house.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • Besides, here was a regular path, beaten down by many feet, and which headed in the quarter Elmer knew the big pond lay.

    Pathfinder Alan Douglas
  • You can see we haven't half gone over it yet; we haven't touched that big pond down below where there must be plenty of beaver.

    Jack the Young Trapper George Bird Grinnell

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