Humans, however, are rarely seen—the bight is more than man can chew...
They were on the best tack, to all appearances, and that was the old one, or the same leg that had carried them into the bight.
A further involution makes what is termed a bowline on a bight.
The single is rove with three single blocks, or two single blocks and a hook in the bight of one of the running parts.
"I won't," replied Noddy, as he perched himself on the bight of the jib-stay.
Bringing his wrists together, he struck at the Arab with the bight of the iron chain.
The line has fallen just over his shoulders, and he has got the bight of it.
In quest of these she ran up the bight of Benin; and here, close in with the coast, we presently raised a large school.
“We are still too far for me to heave the bight over his shoulders,” cried Terence.
Peaks, on the main topmast-stay, caught Howe in the very act of passing the gasket through the bight of the buntline.
Old English byht "bend, angle, corner" (related to bow), from Proto-Germanic *buhtiz (cf. Middle Low German bucht, German Bucht, Dutch bocht, Danish bught "bight, bay"), from PIE root *bheug- (3) "to bend," with derivatives referring to bent, pliable, or curved objects (cf. Old English beag, Old High German boug "ring;" see bow (v.)). Sense of "indentation on a coastline" is from late 15c.