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a body of water partly enclosed by land but having a wide outlet to the sea

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a loop in a rope

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a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)

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a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline

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the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)

fasten with a bight

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This paper reports on results of three years (1988-90) of aerial surveys of southbound gray whales in the southern portion of the California Bight.
I would like to introduce to you my latest book, The Slave Trade and Culture in the Bight of Biafra: An African Society in the Atlantic World, which is being released in September 2010 by Cambridge University Press (CUP).
While most of the tags popped off within the mid-Atlantic Bight, two of the tagged sturgeons traveled much further afield, with one traveling north to Cobequid Bay off Nova Scotia and the other traveling south to the coast of Georgia.
1914: The first major naval battle of the First World War, The Battle of Heligoland Bight, was fought.
Bight and Bangri have been found wanting as they did not go with the patrol party themselves and also failed to monitor the movement of the patrol party.
SCHIEDAM, The Netherlands, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mammoet Salvage recently recovered a fuel truck loaded with diesel and a cabinet containing lube oil from Robson Bight near Vancouver Island in Canada.
There will be a timed start in Athol Bight, with the fleet due back at the club by 1300 hours.
Any references in the article to a settlement in the Sun Belt dispute should he read in bight of the foregoing.
that was said to be hauling vehicles, heavy equipment and diesel fuel when it dropped its load in Robson Bight Aug.
OceanWorks Development yesterday (16 July) sent a Notice of Claim to federal, state and local agencies and elected United States officials to gain exclusive rights to virtually the entire Southern California Bight for the purpose of developing, building and operating an international airport.
Osborne's Battle of Heligoland Bight is solid naval history.
Topics include revolution and emancipation in Saint Domingue; French abolitionism; the relationship between capitalism and slavery; British evangelicals, economic warfare, and the abolition of the slave trade, shipping patterns and mortality in the African slave trade to Rio de Janeiro; fluctuations in sex and age ratios in the slave trade from 1663 to 1864; slave resistance and white reaction in the British Windward Islands; British parliamentary politics and the abolition of slavery, French anti-slavery and the revolutions of 1848, Brazilian abolition and the contraband slave trade to Brazil; the control of land and labor in the British West Indies following abolition; and the compatibility of the slave and palm oil trades in the Bight of Biafra (also called the Bight of Bonny).
So last summer, Christina joined a group of high school students and took part in the Oceanography of the Southern Bight, a program studying marine environments off the coast of Southern California.
Dogger, Fisher, German Bight meant Rockall to me but I hoped the Mersey ferries would take me there one day.