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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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This two-part documentary filmed for the Imagine series sees Alan Yentob visit Roth to discuss how laying aside his pen has enabled him to get a fresh perspective on the past and present.
This two-part documentary sees Alan Yentob visit Roth to discuss how laying aside his pen has enabled him to get a fresh perspective.
Harvesting your work over summer, laying aside some for winter.Harvest festival, the sun,astrology and the cycles of life are part of our lives.So what does it mean for your sign?