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lie

1. the hiding place or lair of an animal
2. Golf
a. the position of the ball after a shot
b. the angle made by the shaft of the club before the upswing

Lie

Trygve Halvdan . 1896--1968, Norwegian statesman; first secretary-general of the United Nations (1946--52)

LiE

A symbolic mathematics package aimed at Lie groups.

["LiE, a Package for Lie Group Computations", M.A.A. van Leeuwen et al, in Computer Algebra Nederland, 1992 (ISBN 90-741160-02-7)].
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He said: "You have the ministers who are lazy, the ministers who can't make decisions and prevaricate.
But while we prevaricate one fact is not in question: We have the highest rates of smoking-related cancer and heart disease in England.
But that is no reason to prevaricate and place unnecessary obstacles in the way of something that deserves serious attention.
If chairman Bill Kenwright is serious in stamping out racism at the club he must take stronger measures than just prevaricate ?
I can understand his dilemma, if he chooses the first option he will lose some seats in the Assembly elections, if the second, he will lose even more seats, but if he continues to prevaricate, he will lose the right to be regarded as a serious politician.
The generals cannot reasonably prevaricate any longer.
He said: 'If we prevaricate, the window will close and we will have a First Division squad and that's where we will end up again.
But while politicians prevaricate, business leaders in the North are only too happy to talk straight.
We no longer need to experiment, to demonstrate or to prevaricate.
Ministers will invite ridicule if they continue to prevaricate.
But the delay now endorsed in the North West and other regions by the Electoral Commission will allow the Goverment to prevaricate for as long as they wish, and quietly sweep the whole thing under a constitutional carpet.