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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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Halifax were big and strong with a penchant for driving mauls which, to their credit, Stour's defence managed to hold at bay when at times a try seemed inevitable.
The daughter of Theatrical, runner-up in both of her previous races, just managed to hold at bay Godolphin newcomer Saffwah and the late-thrusting Miss Thailand.
But jockey Kieren Fallon got to work and drove his mount to the front half a furlong from home and the duo just managed to hold at bay Godolphin newcomer Saffwah and the late-thrusting Miss Thailand.