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Carnegie Library, Runcorn - Architecture
... The front elevation has four bays the left hand bay projects forward and has the form of a tower ... In the ground floor of the other three bays are three four-light windows and in the upper floor is one eight-light window ... These bays have a parapet similar to that on the tower ...
St. Andrew's Episcopal Chapel (Sudlersville, Maryland)
... and divided into two principal parts a large rectangular sanctuary three bays long and two bays wide with a steeply pitched gable roof, and a slightly smaller but similarly proportioned chancel, two bays long and ...
Crewe Hall - Main Hall
... The south (front) face of the eastern wing has seven bays, with a balustraded parapet at eaves level ... The central bay is set forward to form a stone centrepiece around the arched main entrance, which is flanked by fluted Ionic columns ... On the first floor of the central bay is a triple-mullion window, and above the parapet is a coat of arms ...
Seend - Secular Buildings
... building of three storeys and seven bays ... It is an ashlar-faced building of three storeys and six bays, with a porch of paired Tuscan columns ... It has two storeys, five bays, and an Ionic porch ...
China Coastline - Bays
... Bohai Bay Bohai Sea Dalian Bay Daya Bay Haitang Bay Hangzhou Bay Hong Kong bays Jiaozhou Bay Korea Bay Laizhou Bay Liaodong Bay Sanya Bay Yalong Bay Yellow River Delta and Bohai Sea ...

Famous quotes containing the word bays:

    It is true, we are such poor navigators that our thoughts, for the most part, stand off and on upon a harborless coast, are conversant only with the bights of the bays of poesy, or steer for the public ports of entry, and go into the dry docks of science, where they merely refit for this world, and no natural currents concur to individualize them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I am sick of singing; the bays burn deep and chafe: I am fain
    To rest a little from praise and grievous pleasure and pain.
    —A.C. (Algernon Charles)