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lay

1
a portion of the catch or the profits from a whaling or fishing expedition

lay

2
of, involving, or belonging to people who are not clergy

lay

3
1. a ballad or short narrative poem, esp one intended to be sung
2. a song or melody

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(design engineering)
The direction, length, or angle of twist of the strands in a rope or cable.
(metallurgy)
The direction of the prevailing surface pattern on a piece of metal after grinding, cutting, lapping, or other processing.
(mining engineering)
A share of profit.
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As this week's revelations have laid bare, people must be able to speak out and get the help they need, and we know that can often be more difficult for men and boys.
The last group, which comprised 46 people, arrived in Laayun on October 9 and laid bare the torture endured by the population held against its will in the camps, affirming that the polisario is instructed by the Algerian authorities, which use the separatists to undermine the territorial integrity of the kingdom.
In both Amos and Hebrews, we are told that God knows our transgressions and how great are our sins (Amos 4:12) and that before God no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account (Heb 4:12).
Mathematical achievements such as concepts of irrational numbers, imaginary numbers, the infinitesimal, the fourth dimension, periodic space, and more are explored in terms accessible to lay readers, and their intersection with art, literature, philosophy, and physics among other disciplines is laid bare.
But the catastrophic trifecta of hurricane, tsunami, and earthquake laid bare critical civil fissures.
Following Hurricane Katrina, when the economic circumstances of many African Americans were laid bare for the world to see, his words have even greater than usual appropriateness.
THE challenge of reviving the fortunes of high street icon Marks & Spencer was laid bare by yesterday's announcement of a 19 per cent fall in annual profits.
Watching Mackenzie change reels, control the projectors, and add and remove gels is fascinating--he is the wizard behind the curtain revealed, the magician whose tricks are laid bare.
of soliciting false and fraudulent bids, declaring in a statement that the case against ULR "demonstrates that the corrupt practices first laid bare in the Marsh suit are present in additional sectors of the industry.
In the spirit of Off-Broadway theater, which has long flourished by reinventing existing space, the designers have laid bare some surfaces, such as a rough concrete wall, and have showcased others--for example, by building lightboxes around structural columns.
A party memo to candidates, leaked a few days earlier, laid bare the Liberal strategy: smear Stephen Harper and the Conservatives as right wing loons.
Actor-writer Spalding Gray, who laid bare his life in a series of acclaimed monologues such as Swimming to Cambodia and made memorable appearances in films including The Paper, has been found dead two months after he walked out of his Manhattan apartment and disappeared.