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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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