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lough (n) 1 : chiefly Irish: Lake. 2:
chiefly Irish: a bay or inlet of the sea.
"The cottage sat at the edge of the lough. She could hear the wind and rain whipping across the expanse of open water: it hit the trees and muscled its way into the grass." (p. 3)
bollard (n) 1. a post of metal or wood on a wharf around which to fasten mooring lines. 2: chiefly British: any of a series of short posts set at intervals to delimit an area (as a traffic island) or to exclude vehicular traffic. "The rope tightened hard against the bollard. The water slapped against Kingstown Pier." (p. 40)
Words are from TransAtlantic by Colum McCann. Definitions are from Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.