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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.