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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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having a bay window to the front, the lounge has a fireplace with an electric fire and a door to the dining room.
50, built in 1907, is a particularly good example and retains a wealth of original features, including herringbone flooring, panelling and plate rails, deep bay windows and balustrades.
The bay window is certainly utilised within the large kitchen, as the units have been built into the curve of the bay.
The Teviot, priced PS585,000, boasts a massive 2600 sq ft of living space and includes downstairs, a lobby/ cloakroom, w/c, welcoming hallway, an open-plan kitchen, dining and family room (with bay window), separate lounge (with bay window), study and a utility room and store off the kitchen leading to the double garage.
A CAR crashed into the front of a house in Guisborough, warping the bay window brick work.
Front-facing lounge has a large bay window with sea views.
The good-sized through lounge has as a focal point a pleasant open fireplace, plus a bay window and French doors leading out to the garden.
Reception rooms include a dining room with bay window, fireplace with inset gas fire and decorative surround.
The front door opens into the dining hallway with feature open stone built feature fireplace, beamed ceiling, bay window with box seat and archway through to the lounge.
A CAKE shop owner in Pembrokeshire was left stunned yesterday after a bay window above her store came crashing down after being hit by a bus.
On the ground floor an entrance hall gives access to a front lounge with a splay bay window and a feature fireplace.