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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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Merchants cannot change the price of merchandise in a lay away agreement by increasing payments or by substituting lower priced merchandise.
As revealed exclusively in Irish Sunday Mirror Sport two weeks ago, Jones had decided his future lay away from Crewe long before they were condemned to life in League One.
TWO weeks ago DaMarcus Beasley was convinced his future lay away from Ibrox.