Coruña stands on a peninsula, having on one side the sea, and on the other the celebrated bay, generally called the groyne.
The Grunye is probably Coruna, called by sailors the groyne.
Mr. Allan again offered to put down a groyne at his own expense, Mr. Fleming agreeing to superintend the work.
In the evening when the wind had dropped a little, they went out on the groyne to see the steamer come in.
This bank in its turn threatened Harwich Harbour, and a groyne of concrete had to be set up to arrest its progress.
It was well groapt at, for I knewe him sicke of a paine in the groyne.
Our ancestors, who had good reason to know the place, called it The groyne, but it would be pedantic to so call it now.
Accordingly, packet boats were hired to ply between Falmouth and the groyne.
Coruña, which the English then frequently called "The groyne."
Corunna stands on a peninsula, having on one side the sea, and on the other the celebrated bay, generally called the groyne.
"strong, low sea wall," 1580s, perhaps from obsolete groin "pig's snout" (c.1300; the wall so called because it was thought to look like one), from Old French groin, from Latin grunnire "grunt."