a marshy arm, inlet, or outlet of a lake, river, etc., usually sluggish or stagnant.
any of various other often boggy and slow-moving or still bodies of water.
Most folks call them crayfish, but in the bayou, they are crawfish.
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But Hillstomp is the real deal, as legit as anything you will find nowadays down on the bayou.
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DeWeese has wanted BP to pay a cash bond to ensure the company remediates the site and the bayou once it ceases operations.
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All the moves, that is, except managing his state properly—at least according to bayou voters.
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Instead, bayou, Israel’s hedge-fund group, continued to flounder and the deception only grew.
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Remaining with his sons a few days, he again took the boat for bayou Sara, where he landed in the middle of the night.
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He was asleep; had gone to sleep calling her “Maman” and babbling of wild-fowl on the bayou.
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The levee on the opposite side of the bayou might shelter sharpshooters, but not a column.
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The house had floated out of a bayou, I found, which was the reason we did not see it sooner.
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Little or no current is met with, unless when the canoe passes over the bed of a bayou.
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(in the southern US) a sluggish marshy tributary of a lake or river
1766, via Louisiana French, from Choctaw bayuk “small stream.”
A sluggish, marshy stream connected with a river, lake, or gulf. Bayous are common in the southern United States.
bayou [(beye-ooh, beye-oh)]
Term used mainly in Louisiana and Mississippi to describe a swampy, slowly moving or stationary body of water that was once part of a lake, river, or gulf.
a city in NE Bavaria, in SE Germany: annual music festivals founded by Richard Wagner. Contemporary Examples The University of Bayreuth has revoked his Ph.D. “We were duped by a fraudster,” says Bayreuth law professor Oliver Lepsius. The Cheating German Baron Stefan Theil March 1, 2011 Historical Examples First performed at the Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, August […]
noun (Islam) an official declaration
noun the light soft wood of a tropical American mahogany tree, Swietenia macrophylla, of the bay region of SE Mexico Historical Examples The missing parts of the top were replaced by new pieces of baywood, fitted in, glued, and stained to match the original wood. The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration Charles Franklin […]
baz /baz/ The third metasyntactic variable “Suppose we have three functions: FOO, BAR, and BAZ. FOO calls BAR, which calls BAZ…” (See also fum). Occasionally appended to foo to produce “foobaz”. Early versions of the Hacker Jargon dictionary derived “baz” as a Stanford corruption of bar. However, Pete Samson (compiler of the TMRC lexicon) reports […]