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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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Caption: Heraeus laid claim to a world record in additive manufacturing by producing the largest gear wheel made of amorphous metals.
But Siheng then laid claim to the land, saying he represented the association though his name was not included in the loan agreement.
You want us to be pulverized by China over a group of islands which we laid claim to only in the mid-'70s?
He claimed police took action after a private entity laid claim to the trucks.
Summary: An Indian man has laid claim to a no-man's land between Egypt and Sudan, and 'founded' the 'Kingdom of Dixit'
NEWBIGGIN GC laid claim to the Ashington Chisholm and LWC League title after triumphing 4-2 against Cambois A.
Aberdeen has laid claim to the tallest Christmas tree at 120 feet, which is dwarfed by Broneirion's Wellingtonia.
SHOT OF THE DAY SERGIO GARCIA 2nd shot, 18th hole, foursomes GARCIA had laid claim to shot of the day when he holed a bunker shot onthe fourth hole in the morning fourballs.