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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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Held, formerly president of Proxima, lays claim to 16 years of experience in the computer peripherals industry, 12 of which were spent in marketing roles at Hewlett-Packard.
The Great South Pacific Express (GSPE) lays claim to being the most luxurious and unashamedly romantic five-star cruise on wheels in the Southern Hemisphere .
IRS representatives noted that California lays claim to 20 percent of the national inventory of OICs adding that, until recently, 70 percent were completed by practitioners.
The former taxi driver lays claim to being the oldest reader of the former Sporting Life and now the Racing Post.
The Other lays claim to us irresistibly, by which, of course, I do not mean that we are coerced, for we are always free to walk away from the Other.
With 23 patents applied for and eight awarded, BCA lays claim to being a leading research center in ergonomics.