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lay-by

1. Nautical an anchorage in a narrow waterway, away from the channel
2. a small railway siding where rolling stock may be stored or parked
3. Austral and NZ a system of payment whereby a buyer pays a deposit on an article, which is reserved for him until he has paid the full price
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lay-by

[′lā‚bī]
(mining engineering)
Siding in single-track underground tramming road.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A Middlesbrough Council spokesman explained: "This bus stop was previously located in the lay-by to the south of Belle Vue roundabout.
I would ask a few questions of Kirklees Council and the bus companies: A: How much did it cost to build this lay-by and change the road design?
It added that drivers should stay out of lay-bys that are not separated from the main road by a kerbed island.
Andrew Jennings, project manager for the Highways Agency said: "The new-lay by is an important part of the Highways Agency programme to improve lay-by provision on the A1 north of Newcastle.
Warwickshire police say the lay-by is now heavily used for long-stay residential park-ing but the location is far too remote from the town centre to receive regular enforcement from the Rugby traffic warden.
The council had been in dispute with the private developer of the site next to the position of the lay-by.
The lay-by is a mile south of Belsay near the Highlander pub ( and a few miles from Northumbria Police's headquarters at Ponteland.
Until Christmas the Ring and Ride and Easy Rider bus services for people with mobility problems could pull up in the lay-by outside the Methodist Central Hall in the city centre.