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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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A question was posed to President Masisi as to how Botswana has managed to keep at bay violence and corruption that has become the order of the day in some mineral-rich countries.
Vigorous exercise in childhood can also help keep at bay the risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes in later life.
It is intended to keep at bay the state payroll due to the ongoing slump.