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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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He also said that the committee in charge of studying the problem of laid off workers at the time of the global economic crisis found that the number of Kuwaiti citizens working for the private sector, ostensibly affected by the crisis, was not as high as once thought.
He added that the number of the laid off workers after the global crisis was almost the same as before the crisis, and chided those, among them some government agencies, who inflated that number unwittingly.
Women, said Mahjub, comprise about two-thirds of those laid off.
The firm opposed the compensation claim and denied Mr Jones had been laid off because of his complaints.
Thirty-one percent of laid off workers reported they were hired back by their previous employer.
An employee will be laid off for a particular week if he/she gets no pay of any kind for that week because his/her employer does not provide him/her with the kind of work he/she is employed to do.
He said: "We have laid off six out of 34 staff, about 15%.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) (NYSE: TM) (LSE: TYT) (TYOP: 7203), a Japan-based automaker, is bringing back workers who were laid off last year, according to Steve St.
The Times said it laid off 100 workers and is cutting nonunion salaries.
In her opinion, employees being laid off should be advised in one-on-one meetings in a private place.
Now, eligible workers who have been laid off during the specified time period will pay only 35 percent of the premium, for up to nine months.
THREE-QUARTERS of staff at a new pounds 6m fresh produce terminal in Seaforth have been laid off.