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bay

[Car.; from bay coastal recess, by semantic broadening possibly influenced by Port. beira shore] n. 1. beach: 1708 Amber-Greece is often washed up on the bays (Graves, quoted by Durrell 1972:22), 1918 Gone to de water side .. . to de bay (Parsons 61). (Black)

2. the sea: 1918 [Elephant to Whale re their tug-of-war] "I stay on de lan' an' I could do fine; you stay on de bay an' you could do fine dere" (Parsons 75). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-08-29 22:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Rudolph Regis:
The respondent is from Andros, she's also 65 years old. In addition, the respondent is very familiar with the term Bay. The respondent mentions that Bay is another name for the sea, beach and ocean.
Added at: 2014-03-10 03:28