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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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Recently appearing on yMC TV, Bayyk talked about the government's assurance to the people that the PKK will lay down its arms as an act of propaganda ahead of the upcoming general election.
Some lay down in the aisles in protest and security sta were seen pulling down shutters to keep others out.
Most of us are not asked to lay down our life, but what we can do is lay aside our petty self-centredness by trying to be more understanding of others, more compassionate, more caring, more patient, more respectful of other people's views.
"When people want to lay down their arms and join the mainstream of the society, get to their homes, their villages, we must help them," C A Krishnan, Major General, IGAR South.
He'd like to hit in seventy-five games straight and he'd like to lay down the seventy-five hits in front of the Yankee brass, in front of the fans, in front of Dottie, the way a cat lays down a mouse.
Summary: BEIRUT: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) urged concerned parties on Saturday to lay down a detailed action plan for the reconstruction of Nahr al-Bared camp in compensation of delayed works during Ramadan.
We can lay down our plans or tight schedules to focus on someone in need.
According to an eyewitness, the pastoralist man was moving with his black stick praising his bull and the soldiers -- two bodyguards belonging to Lt-Col Ngeth Job -- came cross him and they ordered him to lay down the stick.
Gogarty once lay down on the ground to protest at a rival's speech.
ANKARA, Jun 11, 2009 (TUR) -- The Iraqi vice president said on Thursday that the terrorist organization PKK would leave his country if it did not lay down arms.
lay down : to declare forcefully <lay down the law>
A Tuareg group in Niger has rejected reports that they had agreed to lay down their arms.