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Harry had already made a bowline in a bight at the end of a line.
BOY SCOUTS IN THE NORTH SEAG. HARVEY RALPHSON
Toggle: A pin placed through the bight or eye of a rope to secure it round a stay, mast, etc.
Peaks, on the main topmast-stay, caught Howe in the very act of passing the gasket through the bight of the buntline.
DOWN THE RHINEOLIVER OPTIC
I was deep in the bottle-neck bight of the sands, jammed on a lee shore, and a strong flood tide sweeping me on.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
Reaching the rope over his head, he went up, hand over hand, till he had slack enough to make a bight for one of his feet.
DOWN THE RHINEOLIVER OPTIC
It had increased considerably, but Shad had set his heart upon reaching Wolf Bight that night, and he did not wish to stop.
THE GAUNT GRAY WOLFDILLON WALLACE
An' if you opens a little store here at th' Bight next summer, th' rest of you can 'tend un when Bob's inside trappin'.
THE GAUNT GRAY WOLFDILLON WALLACE
If we had no scouting submarines we would have had to keep a ring of destroyers out to watch the Bight.
There were two of our submarines in the Heligoland Bight patrol, diving in adjacent areas.
We knew you had submarines all round the Bight, and our ships even saw periscopes, but no torpedoes came.

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