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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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Sixth Ave.; tickets are $299 at early bird rate, available online at www.ommbc.com/tickets; third annual conference will provide a lay of the land for the current medical marijuana industry and provide insight into burgeoning industry when Oregon implements regulated cannabis commerce for all adults; ommbc.com.
We've arranged now a number of look-see trips for them to get a feel for the lay of the land in terms of housing, schooling, proximity to work, all of those issues.'
Whataburger operational officials recently toured Benton and Washington counties to get a lay of the land.
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For the new attorneys wanting to get a lay of the land and observe trials and hearings in progress, an extended tour of the main courthouse commenced after the breakfast.
" It is taking troops on ground so much time to clear the area because of the lay of the land.
In an age before satellites, the only way Britain could discover the lay of the land in occupied Europe was by sending Spitfires and Mosquitos without armour-plating or weapons to photograph what lay below: cities, dams, airfields, factories, harbours, and military installations which were to be bombed or which had been bombed.
The large-scale graphite drawings mad ink-and-varnish paintings of Camden County College (New Jersey)Professor Gregory Brellochs are joining the drawings and paintings of Danielle Bursk and the photographs of Amie Potsic in "Lay of the Land," a featured Philadelphia Open Studio Tours exhibition at the Bluestone Fine Art Gallery.
Stuart Morris, the company group vice president of marketing, said 'The Super Store allows clients to get the lay of the land' early in the shopping process to help them get the best value for their vacation so that their dollar stretches further.'
He begins to fill that void by offering commentary on the trilogy completed in 2006 with The Lay of the Land. The novels revolve around the character of Frank Bascombe, he explains, and explore in a leisurely manner his interaction with US culture in the 1980s and in 2000.
Those organising the meeting between Mr Medvedev and the executives like Mr Janahi said it would provide foreign businesspeople with an opportunity to get a better lay of the land following Mr Medvedev's move to the Kremlin.
VILLAGERS can find out more about the lay of the land at a meeting next week.