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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off southwest South Africa that forms the harbor of Cape Town.


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  • Lorded over by Table Bay and fronting the azure Atlantic on its Riviera-likened west, Cape Town is merely the entry point to the entire Western Cape.

    Secret Season

  • In an airy converted beachfront warehouse overlooking Table Bay, the restaurant's seating spills out onto a large terrace and the beach itself.

    What to Serve With the World Cup

  • Si-Si was at the front desk of the Table Bay hotel, apparently checking in.

    ’Til Death

  • I wished I had brought this up sooner and cleared the air the minute Si-Si showed up at Table Bay.

    ’Til Death

  • “Meet me in Cape Town at the Table Bay,” I told her.

    ’Til Death

  • Late in 2009, yet another grounded iron-ore carrier threatened the penguins in Table Bay.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • The damaged iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, prior to sinking in Table Bay on June 23, 2000.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • An oil slick suddenly appeared in Table Bay, not far from where the Treasure had gone down almost ten years earlier.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • In the last six years, at least four bulk carriers have run aground in Table Bay.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • The noon deadline set by SAMSA came and went, and still the ship languished in Table Bay while the various groups continued their debate about who was responsible and how to proceed.

    The Great Penguin Rescue


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