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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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  • Having been thus harassed in my thoughts, my old pilot, to whom I communicated everything, pressed me earnestly not to go by sea, but either to go by land to the Groyne, and cross over the Bay of Biscay to Rochelle, from whence it was but an easy and safe journey by land to Paris, and so to Calais and Dover; or to go up to Madrid, and so all the way by land through France.

    Robinson Crusoe

  • I dreamed one night that I found a great balloon to take me over the Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay to the comfort of Dublin.

    The Empty Family


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