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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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In a nutshell: This scaled-down touring production of ``Miss Saigon'' emphasizes the talents of its fine cast but lays bare the inadequacies of the show's hackneyed plot and underwhelming score.
The artist's interest in exposing the links between serious Romanticism and asinine romance not only begets some fantastically strange imagery but also lays bare centuries-old mechanisms of, say, male genius that have designated certain obsessive, sensually directed tendencies as capital and others as lowercase.
She lays bare the inadequacy of the familiar response that historical writing was didactic and teases out the different levels of edification that informed the texts' composition.
In an article for the Minneapolis Star and Tribune headed, `Integrity requires eternal vigilance', Denny lays bare the questionable practices of many corporations, their executives and boards.
Apart from Swan Lake and Giselle, there is no other ballet that so unmercifully lays bare the academic technique of a company, from the prima ballerina down to the newest member of the corps de ballet.