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  1. a lake in NW England, in Cumbria near Keswick. Length: 6 km (4 miles)
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Historical Examples

  • At Bassenthwaite a man and his son trained a pair of otters to fish in the lake.

    Poachers and Poaching

    John Watson

  • Both snow and hail are recorded on the 10th in the register kept for me at Bassenthwaite Halls, at the foot of Skiddaw.

  • Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite lake are the only lakes seen, and but one of these from the summit.

  • Northern lights remarkably fine—chiefly a purple-blue—in shooting pyramids, moved from over Bassenthwaite behind Skiddaw.

    Anima Poet

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • At Keswick we staid one night, riding to Bassenthwaite in the afternoon, and sailing upon the lake in the evening.