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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 922 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BIGHT (O. Eng. bight, bend; cf. Ger. Bucht, a bay, and beugen, to bend), a nautical term for the loop or bent part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends; also a geographical term for a bay between two distant headlands, or with a shallow curve, e.g. the B' ht of Benin, the Great Bight of Australia.
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