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tumbling bay Line breaks: tum|bling bay

Definition of tumbling bay in English:

noun

historical
An outfall from a river, reservoir, or canal, or the pool into which this flows.
Example sentences
  • Opposite the Upper Deck, the Thames races over the weirs in a never-ceasing drone, whipping the river in the tumbling bay below into a boiling, writhing mass of froth.

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