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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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If the Brazilian president can be impeached for massaging financial statistics, how much more grave the case to do so for a former Prime Minister who, as Chilcot lays bare, has the blood of hundreds of thousands on his hands.
lays bare the "foul means" by which "a small emerging class of great planters with large landholdings and political connections brought racial slavery to Virginia" and "gave America its racial dilemma" (p.
A dark posthumous work about sexual exploitation and self-destruction that lays bare its lesbian author's dark genius.
Unfortunately, this also lays bare the glaring inadequacies of the show, including its paper-thin plot and its less-than-engrossing musical score.
This book lays bare, often very painfully, the personal costs that a Masterwork can sometimes demand as tribute from its creators.