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bay

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

bay

an anatomical depression or recess, usually containing fluid, such as the lacrimal bay of the eye.

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.

bay,

n Latin name:
Laurus nobilis; parts used: berries, leaves, oil; uses: antidiabetic, antiulcerogenic, rubefacient, rheumatism, colic, antispasmodic, cirrhosis; oil: antibacterial, antifungal; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, asthma, insulin, antidiabetic medications. Also called
bay laurel, bay leaf, bay tree, laurel, sweet bay, or
Roman laurel.

bay

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In anatomy, a recess containing fluid, but especially, the lacrimal bay.

bay

1. a tan or red-brown coat color of horses. Light bay is light tan; mealy bay is a redder but lighter, rust color; blood bay is a much deeper, redder color; golden bay has a tinge of yellow in a deep red-brown color.
2. prolonged bark or howl of a hunting hound.
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Early efforts were kept at bay, but after 14 minutes Wales conceded a goal from a free-kick when the ball was lopped over Wales goalie Angharad Jenkins from within the penalty area, scored by Katarzyna Gozdek.
MANCHESTER CITY, with all their array of attacking riches and creative talents, were kept at bay by West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day.
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The strike pair were then kept at bay by some impressive goalkeeping from Bedfont's Gary Ross as he thwarted Keen and then pushed a Crawford chance around the post for a corner.
That goal proved to be enough for Middlesbrough to claim the silverware with Durham kept at bay until the final whistle with some superb defending from the Middlesbrough back four.
The second period was a different story as Sutton forced the pace with both Nathan Moran and Mykel Beckley being kept at bay by Stourbridge goalkeeper Lewis Solly.
With a tough-tackling Israel intent on playing for a draw, Croatia were comfortably kept at bay in the first half.
Tom Newey and Isaiah Rankin had chances to double the lead, while at the other end Trevor Benjamin was kept at bay by Bulls 'keeper Phillip Barnes Seven minutes into the second period Newey made it two, receiving the ball back from his own free-kick and firing home right-footed from 12 yards.
Boosted by a 7-0 home spree in September, Grant Montgomery's Seasiders ran the show again but were kept at bay by a stubborn home defence, with keeper Gerallt Roberts launching into several vital saves.
But with tackling heroics from Jack Davies, Nathan Chappell, Graham Clayton, Michael Collins and Broady, West Hull were kept at bay and Cuttell scored the decisive try.
The Gunners were kept at bay for 68 minutes but never lost heart.
The paint will allow graffiti to be easily wiped off to ensure artists and vandals are kept at bay.