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Rock Island

noun
1.
a port in NW Illinois, on the Mississippi: government arsenal.
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  • "I have just told her what her tip on Rock Island had made for her," Bob replied.

    Halsey & Co. H. K. Shackleford
  • A Rock Island had been fashioned into a skull—by design or nature?

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • Nothing can be more picturesque than Rock Island, its ruin overhung with ivy.

    A Tour in Ireland Arthur Young
  • He has sent for him to come down to Rock Island and meet me.

    In The Boyhood of Lincoln Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Rock Island is of wood; it opens in the centre and shows a lawn with a building on it.

    A Tour in Ireland Arthur Young
  • Fort Armstrong had been built at Rock Island for the protection of the border.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • The first ferry between Davenport and Rock Island dates from 1835.

    Ocean to Ocean on Horseback Willard Glazier
  • One of the men who applied to Mr. Childs at the Rock Island shops for work.

    The Pullman Boycott W. F. Burns

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