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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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They kept the pressure on after the switchover but somehow were kept at bay by the Uzbek Club's resilient defence.
But the hosts were kept at bay for most of the night, with Harrison making a couple of good saves to deny dangerman Marko Milinkovic while saving well at the feet of Tomas Jablonsky.
GREENHOUSE pests can be kept at bay by bombarding them with a cocktail of different vegetable smells, research has shown.
As for armed Syrian elements, these would be kept at bay, pending the drafting of a contingency plan aimed at assisting the local population, he retorted.
CAN'T BE KEPT AT BAY Whitley Bay Under-18s (above) won the East Northumberland Youth Divisional Cup by beating Cullercoats 4-1 EXTRA SPECIAL Tyne Valley side Wylam Rockets Under-Nines pictured (above) after winning the Tynedale League Division Two Presidents Trophy by beating Throckley Magpies AC 5-4 with a goal in the final minute of extra time COMING OF AGE Wallsend Under-21s (above) celebrate winning the Charity Shield at North Shields' Darren Purvis Stadium after beating Blyth Town 5-2 with goals from Brad McGlaughlin, John Wears, Daniel MaGuire (2) and Lewis Vines.
Oliver Giroud fired in after just three minutes and Bayern were kept at bay by some fine saves from stand-in goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, preferred to fellow Pole Wojciech Szczesny.
It can be pushed the limit and still have power to spare, ensuring that no holiday moment goes unmissed and boredom is always kept at bay.
The visitors arrived with only 10 men and Portrack took full advantage after being kept at bay for the opening 20 minutes.
Surprisingly the Dons were kept at bay for 37 minutes before Darren Mackie broke the deadlock.
Their forest has, for years, been scourged by the presence of a werewolf whose hunger has been kept at bay by the routine animal sacrifices offered up by the villagers when the moon is full.
Giggs caused him confusion as he was switching to the centre but for long periods he ensured United were kept at bay.
Llanelli were kept at bay for the first quarter of the game but then Stuart Jones scored at the far post, following Chris Holloway's right-wing cross.