from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of lea.
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- n. Alternative spelling of lea.
- adj. fallow; unseeded
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fallow; unseeded.
- n. Law.
- n. See lye.
- n. Grass or meadow land; a lea.
- v. To lay; to wager.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of lay.
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of lea, lay, and lye.
- n. Yield; produce; assay-value.
- n. See lea.
- n. Ley in this spelling (see lea) is used specifically of a plantation of grasses or other plants grown for their herbage (clovers, etc.), to serve either as meadow or as pasture. Leys are planned for one or a few years or for permanency, their composition being governed accordingly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
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It had discharged a pellucid fluid, which she called a ley-water, daily for fourteen years, with a great deal of pain; on which account she applied to a surgeon, who, by means of bandage and a saturnine application, soon healed the sore, unheedful of the consequences.
Even as she spoke, the hair at the nape of my neck prickled; she was calling the ley again.
Actually, Tyler said his dad was going to check out something called ley lines, spelled l-e-y.
Experimentally, he moved to one of the little runnels collecting the flow - nowhere near large enough to be called a ley-line - and sensed the pressure increase when he interposed himself in the flow.
Continuing for about three hundred paces farther along the valley, which is in this part about one hundred and fifty feet in breadth; several small tombs are met with on both sides of the rivulet, excavated in the rock, without any ornaments.
People in our community have even produced a copy of the "ley" that applies to this situation, but to no avail.
The trouble was, there would be some right to Mor'ley's argument.
"Mimphl murkle mibble" came from behind Mor'ley's hand.
"I have tried to take power from those lines of energy you spoke about, which seem to be the same thing that Hulda called ley-lines.
Pasturage is still called a "ley" for cattle in these parts.