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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bayou  \Bay"ou\,  n.;  pl  {Bayous}.  [North  Am  Indian  bayuk  in  F. 
  spelling  bayouc  bayouque.] 
  An  inlet  from  the  Gulf  of  Mexico,  from  a  lake,  or  from  a 
  large  river,  sometimes  sluggish,  sometimes  without 
  perceptible  movement  except  from  tide  and  wind.  [Southern  U. 
  S.] 
 
  A  dark  slender  thread  of  a  bayou  moves  loiteringly 
  northeastward  into  a  swamp  of  huge  cypresses.  --G.  W. 
  Cable. 




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