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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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It is a life that he lays down on his own accord, which will bring glory not only to God but also to God's people.
A First Communion class made a carpet of a gingerbread man with the message, "My Sweet Jesus," and one with the biblical quote, "The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.
Ian Brewer lays down the law and a switch noseblunt in Mesa, AZ.