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BAY. Is an enclosure to keep in the water for the supply of a mill or other contrivance, so that the water may be able to, drive the wheels of such mill. Stat. 27 Eliz. c. 19.
     2. A large open water or harbor where ships may ride, is also called a bay; as, the Chesapeake Bay, the, Bay of New York.

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A memorial service, followed by interment, will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St.
Reading created numerous chances, with Dave Kitson especially wasteful, but they were held at bay by a superb display from reserve keeper Manuel Almunia.
They kept up the pressure after the interval, but were held at bay by a well-organised Plymouth defence.
The need for it gnaws away at us and although it can be held at bay with compliments, a pay rise, a new car or a trophy boyfriend these things only ever bring temporary satisfaction.
The Maine Road youngsters were held at bay until the 63rd minute when Phillip Gilder equalised off a post, but lively Town launched a late blitz for Antrobus and Sadler to become the twin heroes on 82 and 86 minutes.
The visitors then took control and they were only held at bay by gutsy Stoke defending until Holland struck.
The Swedes pressed hard early on, but were held at bay by Ports keeper David Wells who saved at the feet of Marks Rosenberg and saw one from Andreas Yngvesson skip past an upright.
PAIN: D'Urso is treated after being hit by a coin; MOB RULE: Cardiff fans are held at bay by riot police as they celebrate victory on the Ninian Park pitch at the end; OFF
Leeds striker Alan Smith gets the sixth red card of his career; MOB RULE: Cardiff fans are held at bay by riot police as they invade the pitch
Those in pursuit were held at bay by gun-toting Magee, the court heard.
The Gunners were held at bay for an hour but the Hornets were torn apart in a decisive 12-minute spell that saw Alexis Sanchez, substitute Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey all find the target.
But despite winning the line-out, Stour were held at bay.