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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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References in classic literature ?
On the fourth day I was lying in the sun behind the stringer-piece of the wharf, when I saw a skiff leave the distant shore and pull out into the bight.
Big Alec has a Chinese line out in the bight off Turner's Shipyard," Charley Le Grant said that afternoon to Carmintel.
Fully a month had passed, and we were constantly up and down the river, and down and up the bay, with no spare moments to devote to the particular fisherman who ran a Chinese line in the bight of Turner's Shipyard.
As the bight at Turner's Shipyard opened out, Charley edged into it to get the smoother water.
It is true, we are such poor navigators that our thoughts, for the most part, stand off and on upon a harborless coast, are conversant only with the bights of the bays of poesy, or steer for the public ports of entry, and go into the dry docks of science, where they merely refit for this world, and no natural currents concur to individualize them.
I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were like knots in a rope; each had an iron collar on his neck, and all were connected together with a chain whose bights swung between them, rhythmically clinking.
During the second battle of Heligoland Bight, Carless's ship, HMS Caledon, led the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron which was attempting to cut off and destroy German minesweepers.
While there, Junior Councilors from Arthurs Town High School and Old Bight High School participated in a District Local Government Junior Council speech competition at the Media Centre.
Even when autumn days are bight and sun-drenched, the evenings can be chilly.
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc (NYSE:DO) declared on Monday that its customer BP notified the company that it will no longer pursue a drilling campaign in the Great Australian Bight.
Data from the present study have revealed distinct genetic breaks between the Southern California Bight, Pacific Baja California, and the Peninsula of Baja California.
Oil giants BP, Chevron and Statoil are chasing more than $100 billion of potential oil resources in the Great Australian Bight and have told a Senate inquiry that if they are allowed to drill the benefits could match those delivered by the Bass Strait oil and gas fields over the past 40 years.
Mothers and Marimbas" undertakes an exemplary close reading of Elizabeth Bishop's poem "The Bight.
The 5-mile stretch of inshore water known as the Canaveral Bight, which starts at the mouth of the port and extends north to the tip of Cape Canaveral, is a top spot for a variety of fall and winter catches.