In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- We round the bight and suddenly the cacophony ceases.
- The oceans were reduced two in number; the larger by far was the enormous Panthalassa Ocean, roughly equivalent to the Pacific of today, while the smaller Tethys Ocean lay as a gigantic bight on the eastern side of Pangaea.
- The southern California bight region, Baja peninsula and waters offshore of central California are emerging as major regions of bluefin tuna residency.
- It's a blustery day on Humble Island, a tiny speck of rock tucked into a bight on the south end of Anvers Island, Antarctica.
- Convergence of shelf water flows from the Middle and South Atlantic Bights (MAB and SAB) upon Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, presents a potential barrier to the exchange of fish larvae between bights.
- Couldn't see the mountains but Lake Taupo and the Taranaki bight were visible.
- Most of ours live aboard vessels moored more or less permanently outside the marina breakwater, in a shallow bight known as Fools' Anchorage.
- Leaf headed his boat around to the small bight where the large power boat was tied, manoeuvred up to her and rafted alongside.
- Worth waiting for, though: The offshore waters are typically tempestuous, but winds in the channel's eastern bight will be only 10 to 15 knots.
- Days after the accident, ABP issued a notice to pilots telling them they should avoid passing in bights - areas where rivers curve - and emphasising they should always clearly communicate their intentions to the pilots of other ships.
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