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bight

[MCC idem; OED, an indentation in a coastline ... a bay, but cf. DAE quot. "Two small bights of land on each side of the bay"] n. 1. the land around a bay; a peninsula forming a bay. (Eleu., Mayag)

2. a river-like passage of water separating two islands, especially the Northern, Middle, and Southern Bights of Andros: 1910 Shallow channels known as "bights" (Northrop 121).

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-04 15:48
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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