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(1) The smallest rentable tenant space in a strip center, usually defined by the front and rear exterior walls and fire walls at either side.(2) An unfinished area between rows of columns or loadbearing walls. (3) Loading areas in warehouse or industrial space. Ascertaining the number of bays necessary and available is usually critically important when working with buyers or potential tenants of such space.

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Yes, but once upon a time curiosity was held at bay until kids were old enough to reach a top shelf or sneak into an 18 movie.
Another historical example worth noting is how Russian forces were held at bay by the fanatical resistance of the Finns in 1939, until that small nation was simply overwhelmed by sheer numbers.
"Most viruses can largely be held at bay through antivirus software and filtering technology, but the major threat today is less obvious," says Chair of eema's UK Regional Interest Group, Martin Linda.
In This Present Darkness, Peretti's first novel, the innocent little town of Ashton becomes the site of a thrilling spiritual battle when the forces of evil (in the form of a New Age cult) try to take over the town, and are held at bay by a young pastor, the local newspaper editor, and a small band of prayerful believers.
With only a single narrow doorway in the far corner of living space, one at the end of the lower block and one to one side of the main bedroom, nature is held at bay and provides a backdrop.
that the Third World is held at bay here." As with many large cities, Washington struggles with housing segregation and appalling levels of educational attainment.
The second visit was no less tense and the crowd was once again held at bay while JT went to work.
For it is a peculiar characteristic of Wilkes's deceptively unprepossessing installations that they quietly establish a seemingly airtight aesthetic microclimate almost entirely conditioned by the interrelationships of the work's constituent parts and their various historical accretions--literal, metaphor ical, or metonymic--to the exclusion of everything else, including the work's site and even its actual or potential viewers, who are simultaneously seduced and held at bay by its bruised beauty and fragile but stubborn hermetism.
Despite the afternoon's spitting showers, the outdoor Arena was almost sold out and the rain was magically held at bay.
agents that private health insurance may become extinct unless government is held at bay. But when one looks to the private health insurance industry outside the United States, a different story is unfolding.
Critics of industrial pollution have long been held at bay with the argument that what's good for the environment is bad for business.