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1. In anatomy, a recess containing fluid.
2. Especially, the lacrimal bay.

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(Laurus nobilis) Available as a berry, leaves, oils, and extract; clinical studies suggest value as an antiulcerative in laboratory animals and in gastrointestinal disease; purported uses include as an antirheumatic, diuretic, and antiseptic.
Synonym(s): sweet bay.

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In anatomy, a recess containing fluid, but especially, the lacrimal bay.
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Looking at the seances, their relationship with spirits and clients, local rumors and legends, and the shamans' travels from the rural borderland to the city, she connects the shamans' practice with local, national and international discourses, and shows how their inspirational power is produced while their social power is held at bay. The study is reworked from her PhD dissertation, apparently also at the University of Bern.
While Collins Obuya s unbeaten 98 showed that the Aussie pace trio of Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson could be held at bay for 50 overs, Hiral Patel showed how raw pace can be used against its exponents by cutting and slashing his way to a whirlwind 45-ball 54.
Summary: BEIRUT: Modern medicine, with its manipulation of faulty genes and ingenious new ways of fighting off disease, has created an overriding belief that even the most uncompromising of ailments can be cured, or at the very least held at bay for decades.
Some years after the two rightist parties have been held at bay by different interpersonal conflicts largely centered around Kostov's figure.
If the secessionists were held at bay before 1854 by the ability of the Southern minority to dominate the national majority, this section reveals how the secessionist minority of that minority were able to drive the country to war.
The violence that their awakening would bring to the modern world is held at bay only by the devotion and commitment of a guardian family.
Dame Vera could be held at bay by Jamie T's album Kings & Queens, but sales patterns suggest she has a strong chance of topping the list on Sunday.
It is possible that Dame Vera could be held at bay by Jamie T's album Kings & Queens but sales patterns suggest she has a strong chance of topping the list tomorrow.
As the head of one of the country's most peaceful provinces, he has ensured that roads get built, opium poppies are ploughed under, and the Taliban are held at bay.
FRANCE head coach Marc Lievremont paid tribute to the Welsh defence after watching his side held at bay.
But even in national parks, time can be held at bay for only so long.
Now's the time to go, with the wildflowers in full swing, the boats back on schedule, the tourists held at bay, and the best campsites (numbers 4, 5, and 6, with city-skyline panoramas) not yet booked by the summer rush.