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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hell Gate.
 
A dangerous passage between Great Barn Island and Long Island, North America. The Dutch settlers of New York called it Hoellgat (whirling-gut) corrupted into Hellgate. Flood Rock, its most dangerous reef, has been blown up by U.S. engineers.   1
 


 Hell Broth.Hell Gates, 

 
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