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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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Belarusian Railways would use the new technology to lay down about 60km of rails within a year.
He said the government and Eucalan had recently agreed on a 10-page document which includes an item that the PKK lay down its weapons as part of an inclusive solution to the country's decades-long Kurdish problem.
I would not know what would happen if they lay down their arms but as far as we are concerned, the only thing that would prevent the loss of further lives would be to lay down their arms," Hernandez said.
Most of us are not asked to lay down our life, but what we can do is lay aside our petty self-centredness by trying to be more understanding of others, more compassionate, more caring, more patient, more respectful of other people's views.
Or we can lay down our possessions to make provision for the poor.
So it is always wrong to say we "laid down" yesterday when we mean that we rested or reclined or lay down yesterday.
His priorities are ``Keeping warm and some place to sleep and lay down, in that order.
Jesus laid down his life for us; so we too should lay down our lives, I will not say for him, but for ourselves and also, surely, for those who will be helped by the example of our martyrdom.
Its proposal would also lay down requirements for cabin crews, regarding age, medical fitness, training and certificates of professional competence.
The 34-year-old, above, twice lay down on the Stade de France track and refused to budge, convinced he had not caused the false start, though the reaction time showed he had.
I have heard evidence that he just lay down in the road and rolled under the taxi, but he could easily have been trying to roll out of the way.