- Kill (body of water)
The term is used in areas of Dutch influence in
New York, New Jerseyand other areas of the former New Netherlandcolony of Dutch America to describe a strait, river, or arm of the sea. Examples are Kill Van Kulland Arthur Kill, both separating Staten Island, New York from New Jersey, and used as a composite name, "Wallkill River" in Orange County, New Yorkand the Schuylkill Riverin Pennsylvania. Humorously, in Delaware, there exists a Murderkill River. "Kill" also shows up in location names as in the Catskill Mountainsor the town of Fishkill, New York, which was the subject of a campaign by animal rights group, PETA, which wanted a more animal friendly name. [ [http://www.cnn.com/US/9609/06/fishy.name CNN - A fishy name will stay the same - Sept. 6, 1996 ] ]
A reference to 'kil' can be found in Dutch geographical names, e.g.
Dordtsche Kiland Sluiskil(in the Terneuzenmunicipality).
Body of water
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