Definitions of cay

  1. a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
  2. See Key, a ledge.
  3. A reef; a shoal.

Usage examples for cay

  1. There would be time enough for hunting fish or taking pictures later, when they got to Clipper Cay. – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. They were sailing off Norman's Cay in the Bahamas. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  3. At a quarter to 9 o'clock the Hudson, under Captain F. H. Newton, was taking soundings in Diana Cay bars and Romero Cay, just outside Cardenas, so close to shore that it grounded, but it floated off easily into the shallow water. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  4. " Of course we invited them to, but they were so anxious to get to Clipper Cay, they only stayed one night in town. – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  5. They said that it had been their intention to walk round the cay, but from the appearance of the coast, they did not think it was possible to do so that day. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  6. The seat of the local government is in the island of New Providence, and the inhabitants of Watling's Island and of Rum Cay unite in sending one representative to the House of Assembly. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  7. Illustrated by Cay Ferry. – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1968 July - December by U.S. Copyright Office
  8. The new protector now forbade us from proceeding with our house; but by the favour of the Sabander, and Cay Tomogone Goboy the admiral, we were with much ado allowed to finish it. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  9. I can't think of another thing but what's sitting out there on Little Harbor Cay! – The Day of the Dog by Anderson Horne
  10. Don't you think he might like to know about the presence of his shadow on Clipper Cay? – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  11. The next morning he was found by some natives, and taken to Ambegris Cay, where the men had arrived the previous evening. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  12. He calls you 'Madame Cay- hoo- on, ' she said, and he thinks you a miracle of decision and management. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  13. From the wireless station,- that continuous recorder of difficulty and disaster, came word that a Norwegian steamer was ashore on Twisted Cay, and asking for immediate assistance against native wreckers. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  14. This left plenty of water and plenty of room for vessels to pass on the western, or Smith Cay, side. – Campaigning in Cuba by George Kennan
  15. Sometimes it was from a coaster, which had found a waterless Bahama cay littered with sun- dried bodies. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. But this cay is the place to be, mark it. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  17. They were too interested in getting an over- all view of Clipper Cay. – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  18. Mr. Nopps again departed in a pilot- boat in search of his commander, but when he reached Ambegris Cay, the boat was unable to beat up outside the breakers, and it came on to blow so violently during the night, that they were prevented from landing; the following day they were more successful, and Mr. Nopps walked up the coast. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly