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a lake in NW England, in Cumbria near Keswick. Length: 6 km (4 miles)
Historical Examples

Derwent Water and bassenthwaite lake are the only lakes seen, and but one of these from the summit.
The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 William Finden

At bassenthwaite a man and his son trained a pair of otters to fish in the lake.
Poachers and Poaching John Watson

Both snow and hail are recorded on the 10th in the register kept for me at bassenthwaite Halls, at the foot of Skiddaw.
The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Vol. XLIX Various

Northern lights remarkably fine—chiefly a purple-blue—in shooting pyramids, moved from over bassenthwaite behind Skiddaw.
Anima Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

At Keswick we staid one night, riding to bassenthwaite in the afternoon, and sailing upon the lake in the evening.
Memoir of Mary L. Ware, Wife of Henry Ware, Jr. Edward B. Hall


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