Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In. ship-building, the delineation of the parts of a ship in their full size on the floor of the mold-loft.

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  • I'm glad to hear you did well in the tournament, glad you are doing well in general, and will be calling you tomorrow - not that I expect you to have seen this by the time I call since I know how often you actually check my journal. * wry grin* I'm still here; here just involves a bit more laying-down and a bit less talking-online than I want it to.

    jaxraven Diary Entry

  • Britain does make “laying-down beers,” and Belgium biàres de garde, which start out fermentation with a very high soluble carbohydrate content and continue to ferment slowly in the bottle, the continuous production of carbon dioxide and other substances helping to prevent oxidation and staling.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • It was a very long succession of uninteresting loamy and fertile flats, a very easy country for the construction of railways, and propitious for the laying-down of these direct level lines so dear to railway companies.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • Greek that another three days would see the schooner ready for sea, and that -- a sufficient number of men being now at liberty to proceed with the work -- the time had arrived for the laying-down of the ways and the construction of the cradle.

    The Pirate Island A Story of the South Pacific

  • That was sunshine enough for her, and for him too apparently, for he came every day to help her, (and she declared she could not get on without help), and it was quite wonderful to observe how very slowly the laying-down progressed, although both of the semi-philosophers were intensely interested in their work.

    Freaks on the Fells Three Months' Rustication

  • "I sent to my sister's," she replied, laying-down the child; for she feared that if he struck her and knocked her down, with the child in her arms, it might be injured, probably killed, by the fall; "when the messenger comes back from my sister's ----"

    Phelim Otoole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

  • Finally, -- The words of God by Moses, which follow the promise of a prophet, evidently show that by that promise prophets were intended, in laying-down a rule for the test or trial of the prophets before mentioned, in such a manner as implies, that that rule was to be applied to all prophets pretending to come from him.

    The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old

  • Councillors in Stoke-on-Trent claim that the two men have run roughshod over members 'decisions and pressed ahead with unpopular policies such as the mass laying-down of gravestones.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • And since coming home from the hospital, I've pretty much camped out in the recliner because with my pulled muscle and all, it was impossible to get up from a laying-down position.

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