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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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Raphael Sbarge lays aside two generations of over-intellectualized, James Dean-ish Biffs, playing Willy's eldest son as the impulsive, childlike soul he is.
It's too much for the cleaner, who lays aside his brush, bows his head and says, "Lord, have mercy on me who am nothing".