from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The first painting upon any object which is to be decorated in color.
  • n. In seal-engraving, the drawing of the outline of a design to be cut.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • In the case of Marie-Antoinette, her first laying-in was all the more eagerly awaited that she had been married for eight years without presenting her husband with an heir.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • See them laying-in their stocks of Roman _souvenirs_ at the shops in the Corso and the Via Condotti.

    The Roman Question

  • Kozlov's animals spend their time maintaining homes and friendships, laying-in stores for winter, listening out for seasonal winds and rains. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • "By its very design, a ropes course facility is intended to challenge people in two distinct areas: team building and overcoming personal barriers", points out Matt who together with wife Krystina are also the owners and directors of Mercy Maternity Center, a charity laying-in maternity clinic serving impoverished families.

    Davao Blogspace

  • I will take you to my personal laying-in ward, where you will get the best of care. "

    The Languages of Pao

  • "Vaisampayana said, 'When the Brahma-weapon was withdrawn by Krishna, at that time, the laying-in room was illumined by thy father with his energy.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 Books 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.