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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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On pathways edged with wild flowers, bay laurels, orchids, Pride of Madeira, gladioli, blue hydrangeas and lavender, we headed for Portela, which had fantastic views of the majestic mountains around us and coastal villages like Porto da Cruz directly below.
Then we tackled Levada do Paul - also built in the 1700s - a narrow pathway surrounded by bay laurels, ericas, blueberry and blackberry trees, and even a lily of the valley
The park's lush, redwood-studded trails are quiet in February, its native bay laurels smell deliciously pungent, and only the hardiest raindrops struggle through the thick canopy to the forest floor.