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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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Across the 42-year span in which Gallup has asked this question, an average of 14% have said they are "very" or "fairly" likely to be laid off, but concerns about layoffs have reached as high as 21% in 2010 as unemployment approached double digits after the Great Recession.
Around half a dozen staff within the marketing department have been laid off in London.
com kept rough tallies of reports from those laid off and their colleagues, as GateHouse itself did not acknowledge the cutbacks.
It was staed by the Director of the government s Manpower and Restructuring Program Abdulaziz Al- Qassar that the Program was able to find jobs for 44,000 laid off citizens during the period of time in question, adding that the Program consistently tried to find employment for those citizens who were laid off since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008.
Director of the government's Manpower and Restructuring Program Abdulaziz Al-Qassar said that the Program was able to find jobs for 44,000 laid off citizens during the period of time in question, adding that the Program consistently tried to find employment for those citizens who were laid off since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008.
The head of the House of Workers, Ali-Reza Mahjub, a member of the last Majlis, cited official statistics to show that 100,000 workers have been laid off from 1,000 production units in the past year.
Christopher Jones told a Birmingham employment tribunal that he was laid off while others were kept on by Keller Limited of Oxford Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
Being laid off has a specific meaning in employment law terms.
SIX workers have been laid off as their scaffolding firm grapples with the recession and bad weather hitting orders.
Almost half of the affected employees will be covered with pension arrangements and 32 will be laid off.
The Beirut influential daily An-Nahar newspaper has laid off over 55 employees, including editors, journalists, photographers and administrators, seeking to lower labor costs and to modernize its editorial body.
As long as people keep getting laid off, there will be more foreclosures.