Definition of Bay of biscay

1. Noun. An arm of the Atlantic Ocean in western Europe; bordered by the west coast of France and the north coast of Spain.

Group relationships: Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean
Generic synonyms: Bay, Embayment

Definition of Bay of biscay

1. Proper noun. a gulf of the North Atlantic Ocean along the western coast of France from Brest south to the Spanish border, and the northern coast of Spain, named for the Spanish province of Biscay ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bay Of Biscay

Bavarian Forest
Bavarian blue
Bavarian cream
Bay Miwok
Bay State
Bay Stater
Bay Staters
Bay Street
Bay fever
Bay fevers
Bay of Bengal
Bay of Biscay
Bay of Campeche
Bay of Fundy
Bay of Mecklenburg
Bay of Naples
Bay of Ob
Bayard of ten toes
Bayer's patches
Bayer designation
Bayer designations
Bayer system

Literary usage of Bay of biscay

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"In the early months of 1746 Mostyn, still in the Hampton Court, commanded a cruising squadron in the Bay of Biscay. In July !747 he was returned to ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1874)
"Twelve hours before embarkation I had no more idea of spending Christmas Day in the Bay of Biscay than of sending up my plate for roast beef at the North ..."

3. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"Who is not familiar with ' The Bay of Biscay' and ' Tom Moody' ? The first is one of the most stirring sea songs ever written ; and the second is perhaps ..."

4. The Chronicles of Baltimore: Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town by John Thomas Scharf (1874)
"... several of her prizes made while cruising on the coast of England, in the Bay of Biscay, and along the coast of Spain and Portugal. ..."

5. The Cruise of the Steam Yacht North Star: A Narrative of the Excursion of Mr by John Overton Choules (1854)
"VOYAGE RESUMED — bay of biscay — VIGO BAY — LOSS OP ... the character usually ascribed to the Bay of Biscay ; it was a disagreeable pitch — « All the day, ..."

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