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

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • 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
  • Both the suit and the armada were left in the bay of Biscay, and the queen an old maid.

  • Because we were on the coast of the Bay of Biscay when the vessel was wrecked.

  • We were tossed about in the Bay of Biscay, making scarcely any progress.

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

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • The St. Philip came to the like end; so did the galleon of Biscay, and divers others.

  • But do you mean to tell me you would cross the Bay of Biscay in a boat that size?

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • On Wednesday evening we committed ourselves to the Bay of Biscay.

  • We need not he surprised that sharks should get entangled in the Bay of Biscay.

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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