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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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Dr Huw Thomas, Chair of Mudiadau Dathlu'r Gymraeg said: "Our aim at this conference is to lay open, and encourage a discussion and dialogue regarding the future of the Welsh language at this critical time.
And his creator has also chosen to lay open the hidden Bangalore.
Field visits to Saudi airports will also be conducted for the bidders to get them well acquainted with the potential opportunities lay open in front of them, added the GACA statement.
The admission could lay open 14 police forces to massive compensation bills.