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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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But slavery became more pronounced in the South because the soils, the lay of the land, and the climate there made toil more uncomfortable and slave labor more economically viable than in the North.
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As Guam natives, their familiarity with the lay of the land and working relationship with industry partners from the area contributed to the success of our mission," said Lowe.
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfield said yesterday: "These folks, they know the lay of the land.
To others, the lay of the land is refreshing, fascinating, and worthy of endless contemplation.