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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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bay

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 45 words.

1 The area between two sets of principal posts or dividing walls in a building. Early surveys record buildings as being of so many bays....

bay

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 The space between decks forward of the bitts in sailing warships. They were often described as two separate spaces, the starboard and larboard bays; also, of course,

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Botany Bay

Martyn Webb.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 152 words.

discovered on 29 April 1770 by Captain *Cook, who first named it Stingray Bay, later Botanists' (Harbour and Bay),

Aboukir Bay

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 64 words.

A bay on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, lying between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile. Nelson defeated

Botany Bay

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 153 words.

discovered on 29 April 1770 by Captain *Cook, who first named it Stingray Bay, later Botanists’ (Harbour and

Guantanamo Bay

Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 311 words.

A bay in south-western Cuba, in which US marines landed in 1898 during the Cuban War of Independence. With independence

Aboukir Bay

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 65 words.

A bay on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, lying between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile. Nelson defeated the French fleet under Brueys at the ...

Guantánamo Bay

Elizabeth Campisi.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 1077 words.

The United States has had a naval base on a forty-five-square-mile stretch of land and water in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba,

Guantánamo Bay

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 24 words.

a bay on the southeast coast of Cuba. It is the site of a U.S. naval base established in 1903

Subic Bay

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 81 words.

site of a U.S. naval base 1901–92. Located 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of Manila Bay, near Olongapo, the

Aboukir Bay

Overview page. Subjects: World History.

A bay on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, lying between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile. Nelson defeated the French fleet under Brueys at the Battle of the Nile which was...

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Thunder Bay

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Fort William was established in 1803 as the inland headquarters of the North West Company. Following nwc amalgamation with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1821, the settlement fell on hard ...

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Guantánamo Bay

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 408 words.

A bay in south-western Cuba, in which US marines landed in 1898 during the Cuban War of Independence. With independence from Spain achieved, Cuba was forced to accept the Platt...

North Bay

David Kipen.

in San Francisco in the 1930s

May 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 15491 words.

The North Bay area is a land of contrasts. Gray fog swirls over its high mountain tops and down steep slopes forested with giant redwoods; highways wind through its flatlands past sleepy...

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Chesapeake Bay

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 149 words.

The arrival of three ships belonging to the Virginia Company of London in Chesapeake Bay in 1607, and the foundation of Jamestown, mark the beginning of permanent British settlement in...

Guantánamo Bay

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 408 words.

A bay in south-western Cuba, in which US marines landed in 1898 during the Cuban War of Independence. With independence from Spain achieved, Cuba was forced to accept the Platt Amendment...

Bayer, Johann

Gordon Campbell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 112 words.

(1563–1625),

German astronomer, born in Augsburg, where he practised law. In his Uranometria (Nuremberg, 1603) Bayer depicted twelve new constellations visible from the southern...

Bantry Bay

in Wolfe Tone

August 2012; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 4663 words.

This chapter focuses on the French expedition's arrival in Bantry Bay, Ireland. It considers the impact of the death of Louis Lazare Hoche and looks at Theobald Wolfe Tone's account...

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Botany Bay

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Literature.

An inlet of the Tasman Sea on the coast of New South Wales, south-east Australia, just south of Sydney. In 1770 Captain James Cook landed here naming the bay after the large variety of...

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‘bottom of the bay’

Arthur J. Ray.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 207 words.

A Hudson's Bay Company expression that referred to James Bay. That bay figured prominently in the company's history, including its