Thesaurus / bight
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If he comes over now, observed Bight, he gits his medicine in a hurry.

Coming unexpectedly on an opening in the Bight, first a boat and then a ship at anchor rushed upon the view.

Take the end under the lower standing part, up over the cross, and down through the bight.

The Seaman's FriendRichard Henry Dana

Enlarge loop of bight by drawing through enough running rope to form a diamond of sufficient size to hold top of load.

Packing and PortagingDillon Wallace

The brig tended to the trades, the tides having very little influence on her, in the bight of the reef where she lay.

Jack Tier or The Florida ReefJames Fenimore Cooper

Then she can see our flag, and we can see theirs across the bight.

Kindred of the DustPeter B. Kyne

Then he turned to seize a weapon, but the bight of a rope was cast round him, and in an instant his arms were bound to his side.

Jump ashore and take a turn around a tree and pass the bight aboard!

A Tramp Abroad, CompleteMark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

The first naval action of the war was that in the Bight of Heligoland.

A bight is first formed and an overhand knot made with the end around the standing part.

Boy Scouts HandbookBoy Scouts of America

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