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  • proper n. 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

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  • n. an arm of the Atlantic Ocean in western Europe; bordered by the west coast of France and the north coast of Spain

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Examples

  • In the early morning of 23 January 2009, the most powerful hurricane-force storm to hit France in a decade came howling in from the Bay of Biscay.

    Fragile habitat of French mystery island 'risks being trampled underfoot'

  • In Gijon, a quaint seaport city on the Bay of Biscay, I met one cousin who not only looked like me but was a cop, to boot.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • Both Pascal projects had been put on ice, partly because two of his producers, Alfred Chenhalls and Leslie Howard, had been shot down and killed by a squadron of eight Luftwaffe fighters over the Bay of Biscay on June 1, 1943.

    Storyteller

  • In October she had set off for home via Cape Horn and the Atlantic, and was now entering the Bay of Biscay disguised as the Portuguese freighter S.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • Approximately 5,000 French and Spanish fishing boats are currently active in the Bay of Biscay.

    Celtic-Biscay Shelf large marine ecosystem

  • The Erika which is owned by the Total oil company sank off the coast of Brittany in the Bay of Biscay.

    French Oil Company Total Convicted For 1999 Oil Spill

  • They floated in a high-blue Breton sky over where the Bay of Biscay, the English Channel, and the North Atlantic all slap together, cold as hell and hungover, too.

    Dream State

  • Thats the direction the Oja River flows, eventually meeting the Bay of Biscay, and its a natural direction for wine travel.

    A Year of Wine

  • The secondary area ran along the Bay of Biscay from Nantes and La Rochelle to Brouage and Royan, and reached inland as far as Tours and Loudon.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The tidal waterways from the town led outward to the Bay of Biscay.

    Champlain's Dream

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