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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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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.
Bosun's mate, take a bight of the flying-jib sheet, and start this villain if he doesn't confess his sins double quick, ' said the British captain.
The Indians landed them and their supplies in a lonely bight of land a hundred miles or so beyond Latuya Bay, and returned to Skaguay; but the three other men remained, for they were members of the organized party.
Shallow, flooded bights like Tom's Bight or Crab Key Bight will hold hordesof hungry redfish throughout the month.
This is a collection of very vibrant and rich bights with intense gold.
Six per cent of the population took four or more international bights from Britain last year, with those aged 40 to 59 bying the most
The voters have said that we're ending the era of race preference in the state of Michigan," says Doug Tietz, campaign manager for the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a group backed by conservative African American businessman Ward Connerly's American Civil Bights Institute, which was successful in getting California to adopt the affirmative action ban.
Colombia has signed the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the International Covenant on Political and Civil Bights, and the American Convention for Human Rights, all treaties that guarantee women the right to life, health and equality.
Long March Ahead: African American Churches and Public Policy in Post-Civil Bights America.
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.