Bight, the

Bight, the
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  • Bight (knot) — The term bight is used in knot tying to refer to any curved section, slack part, or loop between the two ends of a rope, string, or yarn.Clifford W. Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots (New York: Doubleday, 1944), 597.] An important concept, the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" — Infobox Book | name = The Boats of Glen Carrig title orig = translator = image caption = dust jacket of The Boats of Glen Carrig author = William Hope Hodgson illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre …   Wikipedia

  • Bight of Benin — The Bight of Benin is a bight (a type of bay) on the western African coast that extends eastward for about 400 miles (640 km) from Cape St. Paul to the Nun outlet of the Niger River. To the east it is continued by the Bight of Bonny (formerly… …   Wikipedia

  • Bight of Bonny — The Bight of Bonny (also known as the Bight of Biafra) is a bight off the West African coast, in the easternmost part (beyond the Bight of Benin to the West) of the Gulf of Guinea. It extends from the river delta of the Niger in the north till… …   Wikipedia

  • Bight — (b[imac]t), n. [OE. bi[yogh]t a bending; cf. Sw. & Dan. bugt bend, bay; fr. AS. byht, fr. b[=u]gan. [root]88. Cf. {Bout}, {Bought} a bend, and see {Bow}, v.] 1. A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse s knee; the bight of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Disappearing Floor —   …   Wikipedia

  • The Bight — ist ein Ort im Britischen Überseegebiet Turks und Caicosinseln. Er liegt auf der Insel Providenciales und zählt 1696 Einwohner (Volkszählung 2001).[1] Einzelnachweise ↑ Datenblatt des Turks Caicos Islands Population and Housing Census 2001… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bight — [ baıt ] noun count a long curved part of the coast or a large river …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • The John B. Sails — is a folk song that first appeared in a 1917 American novel, Pieces of Eight , written by Richard Le Gallienne. The secret narrator of the story describes it as one of the quaint Nassau ditties, [Le Gallienne, Pieces of Eight , p. 30: And you,… …   Wikipedia

  • Great Australian Bight — The Great Australian Bight is a large bight, or open bay located off the central and western portions of the southern coastline of mainland Australia. LimitsBy definition of the International Hydrographic Bureau, the Great Australian Bight is… …   Wikipedia

  • Bight (geography) — In geography, bight has two meanings. A bight can be simply a bend or curve in any geographical feature mdash;usually a bend or curve in the line between land and water. Alternatively, the term can refer to a large (and often only slightly… …   Wikipedia


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