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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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But despite winning the line-out, Stour were held at bay.
Oh, and a pot of OxiClean and a bar of stain remover soap get added to the list too – grubby collars and random stains can be held at bay with a combination of these used quickly, keeping the whites looking new for much longer and making my money go further too.
With Oster using all of his experience to keep possession, Alfreton were held at bay.
It should be no consolation for the people of Punjab that the terrorists are held at bay but police is let loose to terrorize citizens.
Taking to social media network Twitter, the midfielder said (sic): "Nice 2 finally get 45mins game time, so if anyone finds sum legs, lungs or a voice box in the gresford area of Wrexham ill av them back thanx" In a one-sided contest at Colliers Park against a youthful Rovers' line-up, Wrexham were held at bay until the 23rd minute when Kyle Parle finished off a neat interchange of passing from close range and Rob Ogleby doubled the lead with a fine individual goal in the 34th minute.
However, gas price spikes have been held at bay after the UK siphoned in lots of cheap gas from the US and Qatar over the winter.
They were hammered 5-1 away to third-placed Elfsborg last time, but the home side were held at bay until the 63rd minute.
Alex Garceau, of Sterling, a Montachusett Technical student, won a silver medal in Team Works, at the SkillsUSA-Massachusetts District Skills Conference held at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton.
Kennett and Kenni Larsen then combined to open the lead to 12 points, and when the Brummies deployed Martin Smolinski for double points in Heat 8, he was held at bay by former Birmingham man Bager.
Looking at the seances, their relationship with spirits and clients, local rumors and legends, and the shamans' travels from the rural borderland to the city, she connects the shamans' practice with local, national and international discourses, and shows how their inspirational power is produced while their social power is held at bay.
While Collins Obuya s unbeaten 98 showed that the Aussie pace trio of Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson could be held at bay for 50 overs, Hiral Patel showed how raw pace can be used against its exponents by cutting and slashing his way to a whirlwind 45-ball 54.
Some years after the two rightist parties have been held at bay by different interpersonal conflicts largely centered around Kostov's figure.