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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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But even after his latest health problems his chiefs at Granada TV were saying there were no plans to write Hilda's layabout hubby out of the series.
CORONATION Street actor Bruce Jones, who plays layabout Les Battersby is to leave the show, ITV has said.
Using the medium of the musical, the production - written by Alan Price and Trevor Peacock - promises to take audiences on a journey through the life, loves, traumas headaches and laughs of the famous little layabout, made famous by Reg Smythe in the Daily Mirror.
not because of Jon the "pilot" and his scoundrel behaviour but because layabout Les Battersby has finally found a job
Actor Bill Tarmey, who has played the layabout for over 30 years, is planning to make an advert to be shown after the closing credits in his final episode.
Jones, who plays layabout Les Batters by, was asked to stay away from filming on the ITVi show while the claims are investigated.
ACTOR Hywel Bennett is going from lovable layabout to mad mobster as he joins the cast of EastEnders,it was announced today.
Rather than appreciate his layabout logic, Sonny's girlfriend Vanessa (Kristy Swanson) frets about his lack of ambition.
He revealed: "I was a layabout and didn't finish school.
The Young Ones did layabout squalour 25 years before BBC3 came into being.
COMIC Steve Coogan (below) is to revive his foul-mouthed layabout character Paul Calf for a new TV series after an absence of eight years.
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