American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A bay of western Lake Erie in an island off Ohio. The U.S. Navy under Oliver Hazard Perry defeated a British fleet here on September 10, 1813, in the War of 1812.
“Current Mood: busy justbeast and I sailed to the most populated and commercial of the Erie islands this weekend--South Bass, and Put-in-Bay, which is the lamest name for a bay ever, made even lamer by sounding vaguely dirty but not dirty enough to be really funny.”
“The Ohio town of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island has the biggest party of all.”
“Remember the spur-of-the-moment road trip to New Haven and hanging out with Dink in Put-in-Bay?”
“If my grandfather, who died last November at 97, were still living, my family probably would have traveled to Put-in-Bay earlier this month to celebrate his 98th birthday.”
“All the successes in the west, however, were now rendered worthless by the unfortunate defeat at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie of the English flotilla under Captain Barclay, by Commodore Perry, who had command of”
“On the morning of the 10th instant, at sunrise, they were discovered from Put-in-Bay, where”
“British commander ran up his flag, weighed anchor, and set sail, hoping to encounter early next morning the American fleet, which lay thirty or more miles distant at Put-in-Bay.”
“Crippled and dismantled, the brave ships, whose sails had swelled so proudly in the morning breeze, now made their way towards Put-in-Bay.”
“Each of the finders purchased a hundred bushels of potatoes, took them to the army at Put-in-Bay, quadrupling the money invested, and giving Johnson his first financial start in life.”
“Harrison, from Portage River and Fort Meigs, to Put-in-Bay, from whence they were conveyed to Amherstburgh, which they occupied on the 23rd of”
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