- From Yiddish לייען (leyen), the root of לייענען (leyenen, "to read"). (Wiktionary)
“April 17, 2010 at 7:37 am huh. teh punz bi en eh difrunt layn”
“I recall being layn down in beyde one night and this strange musick come over the airwaves.”
“Himz 12 yerz yung, I wuz skared n wurried….. satted in frunt layn wif flashlit n cawled himz nom bery quietly n den phew! himz liddle skardy face pokeded fru da frunt fenc- wuz bout 12:30 am. himz wuz beri skareded-losta beeg goggiez in da neihburhud.”
“I lay before you watching as my life flashes before my eyes such a short life oh yes it was layn before you”
“I lay before you watching your life flashe before my eyes always strived and wanted to precieve perfection fought the battle and lost we can't all win layn before you”
“Judges, I will not proceed against till his Majesties further commands; and am heartely glad the Opinion of the Court is soe favorable, I much abhorring bloodshed and being greatly dissatisfyed that in my Short Government soe many necessities have layn upon me of punishing Criminels with death.”
“Aftir, the maister of the shippe wolde have layn by the lady, but she denyed hit, and seid, that she had lever dey [FN#536] than consente therto.”
“This Rib (says John Leo) is said to have layn there a hundred Years before I saw it.”
“Account of the Discounts not being allowed on his Tobaccos, and He the Alderman has before now seen how unkindly it was its taken that by our Father that He could not have the usual Advantages after so large a sum of his Money had layn idle three or four Years, subject indeed to a payment in the Court in Chancery, but without any Benefit in the mean time.”
“Harbour that could bee; 50 shipps could have layn there & ben preserv'd without Anchor or cable in the highest storms.”
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