Definition of Cape fear
1. Noun. A cape in southeastern North Carolina extending into the Atlantic Ocean.
Generic synonyms: Cape, Ness
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Literary usage of Cape fear
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of North Carolina by Samuel A'Court Ashe (1908)
"An Assembly at cape fear.—An Indian war.—Dissatisfaction. —The cape fear River abandoned.—A new Charlestown on Ashley River.—Slavery in the colonies. ..."
2. The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century by Herbert Levi Osgood (1904)
"But of this the proprietors declare that they did not repent, because of the forwardness of the adventurers to settle near cape fear ..."
3. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"Meanwhile in 1660 a party from New England made a settlement at the mouth of Cape Fear River; or perhaps we ought rather to call it a visit. ..."
4. English Colonies in America by John Andrew Doyle (1889)
"The only lasting effect of the colony at cape fear was to imbue the settlers of ... While the settlements at Albemarle and cape fear were struggling on, ..."
5. Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical: Illustrative of the by William Henry Foote (1846)
"TEE time of the settlement of the first Scotch families upon the river cape fear, is not known with exactness. There were some at the time of the separation ..."
6. The Story of the Great March: From the Diary of a Staff Officer by George Ward Nichols (1865)
"... the Rebel cavalry under Hampton and Wheeler were cut off from Fayetteville, the only point for sixty miles where they can cross the cape fear River. ..."
7. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"The beacon on Federal point is 40 feet high, painted white, and stands on the main land, the north side of the entrance of cape fear river. ..."
8. History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent by George Bancroft (1886)
"The peace of Charleston was undisturbed except by gathering rumors that an English fleet and transports had arrived in cape fear river. ..."