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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 said the reason all the leaders of the political groups were invited to lay a wreath was so they could publicly lay aside their differences in honour of those who died to protect democracy.
Pull back the plastic and lay aside the leaves, keeping the rest of the pile undisturbed to conserve its heat.
Let me beseech you to lay aside all rancor, all bitter sectional feeling, and to take your place in the ranks of those who will bring about a consummation devoutly to be wished--a reunited country.
Opinions vary about the annual onslaught of "gruesome music" and long-haired, black-clad guests, though most citizens happily lay aside any personal prejudice to take advantage of the brief, surging cashflow.
It is improbable, if not impossible, for participants to completely lay aside the value judgments that creep into the process of reaching understanding and agreement (Habermas, 1990).
Now I will lay aside the old box Brownie, gratefully and tentatively embracing new technology.
While we understand the desire to attract visitors from all around the globe, is it wise to lay aside our background and personality as Arkansans?
It was a willingness to lay aside less-than-stellar memories that led Hopkins to reteam with director Roger Donaldson to make ``The World's Fastest Indian,'' 20 years after their first cinematic collaboration was anything but smooth sailing.
We are not called to lay aside who we most deeply are, in order to devote our time and energy to something which is supposedly more worthy.
I hope that you will lay aside profit in favor of the right thing and remove tobacco ads from your magazine.
But when the code got in the way of doing what management wanted done, Enron's board was easily persuaded to lay aside certain provisions of that code -- most notoriously, the conflict-of-interest provision.
Every teacher should lay aside from each pay a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society.