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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 my employer lays off an employee, does this mean the employee is redundant from that job?
From: Frank SantafedeSent: Wed 2/27/2008 2:55 PMSubject: Philadelphia Newspapers Lays off 68 Guild Members
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-4 February 2009-Finnish metal components and systems supplier Rautaruukki Corporation lays off 340 in Finland(C)1994-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.