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used in 1776

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frightening or unsettling
  • The march south from McKonkey's Ferry was for many the most harrowing part of the night.
    p. 276.9
  • On December 29, Washington, Greene, Sullivan, Knox, and their troops were on the move, marching through a six-inch snowfall, to cross the Delaware at McKonkey's Ferry and nearby Yardley's Ferry, an undertaking that was as harrowing as the crossing of Christmas night.
    p. 285.2

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