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  • v. Present participle of lay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who, or that which, lays.
  • n. The act or period of laying eggs; the eggs laid for one incubation; a clutch.
  • n. The first coat on laths of plasterer's two-coat work.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who or that which lays; the act of depositing or dropping, as eggs: said of birds, etc.
  • n. The number of eggs laid, as by a flock of hens in one day or other period.
  • n. In rope-making, the twisting of three or more yarns together to form a strand, or of three strands to form a rope.
  • n. In plaster-work, the first coat on lathing of two-coat work, the surface of which is usually roughed by sweeping it with a broom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the production of eggs (especially in birds)

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