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[bis-key, -kee] /ˈbɪs keɪ, -ki/
Bay of, a bay of the Atlantic between W France and N Spain. Unabridged
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  • By this time the river has amplified into a broad estuary which is lost in the incoming and outgoing tides of the Bay of Biscay.

  • The passage was stormy--the Bay of Biscay, in particular, giving us a touch of its qualities.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The “Imperious,” with a fine breeze from the southward, was standing across the Bay of Biscay.

  • Falling in with an American in the Bay of Biscay, we got a barrel of beef which lasted us in.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • This is a large seaport town near the Bay of Biscay, on the southwest coast of France.

    Private Peat Harold R. Peat
  • Because we were on the coast of the Bay of Biscay when the vessel was wrecked.

  • Simply because we should never get across the Bay of Biscay in her, to say nothing of the remainder of the voyage.

    For Treasure Bound Harry Collingwood
  • For it was decided that Tom Corbin should rest far out in the bay of Biscay.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • Much destruction has been wrought by shifting 75 sands on the Bay of Biscay, where farms and even villages have been overwhelmed.

    Geology William J. Miller
  • The St. Philip came to the like end; so did the galleon of Biscay, and divers others.

British Dictionary definitions for Biscay


/ˈbɪskeɪ; -kɪ/
Bay of Biscay, a large bay of the Atlantic Ocean between W France and N Spain: notorious for storms
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