Kill (body of water)


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, but also a tidal inlet, river, strait, or sea, arm of the sea. The term is derived from the Middle Dutch ''kille'' (''kil'' in modern Dutch language, Dutch), meaning "riverbed" or "water channel". It is found in areas of Dutch influence in the Netherlands' former North American colony of New Netherland, primarily the Hudson Valley, Hudson and Delaware Valleys. Examples of the freestanding use of "kill" are: *Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull, both separating Staten Island, New York, Staten Island, New York (state), New York from New Jersey *Batten Kill, Vermont and New York *Bronx Kill between the Bronx and Randalls and Wards Islands, Randalls Island *Fresh Kills, New York "Kill" is also joined with a noun to create a composite name for a place or body of water: *Catskill Mountains, New York *Cresskill, New Jersey *Fishkill, New York, Fishkill, New York *Peekskill, New York, Peekskill, New York *Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania *Raymondskill Falls, Pennsylvania *Wallkill, New York (disambiguation), Wallkill, New York The single 'l' spelling of 'kil' is the norm in modern Dutch geographical names, e.g. Dordtsche Kil, Sluiskil, or Kil van Hurwenen. It can occasionally be found in North America. {{DEFAULTSORT:Kill (Body Of Water) Bodies of water Rivers of New Jersey, Rivers of New York (state), Rivers of Pennsylvania,