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Synonyms for bight

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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In contrast, 54 per cent took no international bights in 2007, and 24 per cent flew abroad only once
APPOINTED: Theresa Sparks, as the first transgendered member of the San Francisco Human Bights Commission, February 2.
With their secluded anchorages and bights, Anacapa and the other Channel Islands fairly beckon sailboat skippers.
Bights are like small bays with relatively shallow bottoms often littered with downed trees, making navigation tricky.
Though it still stands in the center of the city's Civil Bights District, the building has its problems.
Catches of 20 to 30 redfish a day, sometimes out of a single spot, are common when fishing the bights south of Everglades City.
Most anglers reach the West Side from lodges on the east side of the Island via the three Bights bisecting Andros.
Owen tried to rewrite Texas law to create higher barriers for women seeking legal abortions, and Pryor has called for the repeal or weakening of major provisions of the Voting Bights Act of 1965.
If you are a sight fisherman, poling the small shallow bays, which are often called bights in this area, can be very effective.
Do what you have to do to invoke the lemon law, such as send certified letters to the manufacturer," says Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety and co-author of The Lernorz Book: Auto Bights (Moyer Bell Ltd.
It is the narrowest of the Andros' bights and its angle creates a long protected lee shore.
Andros is actually cut in hall by a series of bights that allow access to the most pristine flats that you can imagine.
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Bights Under the Law and the Organization of Chinese Americans also have condemned the game.
Conversely, front-runners for the presidency of premier civil rights organizations, like the National Urban League, must have already achieved considerable national stature--and in many cases, this has been a result of the Civil Bights movement.