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 Bighes (pron. bees).Bigorne (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bight.
 
To hook the bighti.e. to get entangled. The bight is the bend or doubled part of a rope, and when the rope of one anchor gets into the “bight” of another, it gets “hooked.”   1
 


 Bighes (pron. bees).Bigorne (2 syl.). 

 
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