from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of overlay1.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overlay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, lapping over; doubled for a part of its length.
  • In entomology, seeming as if covered with a semi-transparent pigment through which the markings are dimly visible: as, basal portion of the wing overlaid with ochraceous.


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  • But in every part gold was lavished with the utmost profusion; within and without, the floor, the walls, the ceiling, in short, the whole house is described as overlaid with gold.

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  • Writing in the second century AD, the biographer Suetonius employed the word luxuria to characterize the degenerate behavior of Emperor Nero, whose habits he said included traveling with a thousand carriages pulled by mules shod with silver, and entertaining in his wildly extravagant palace, which he had overlaid with gold and fitted with pipes to spray perfume on his guests.

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  • A large abstract painting in deep, dramatic colors with an overlaid Hebrew inscription hangs above six large Torah scrolls resting in a cabinet veiled in sheer fabric.

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  • It renders its judgments through their actions, not through overlaid assumptions, and succinctly frames a moral quandary that exceeds the life of the story's subjects.

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  • He shot the documentary follow up to the Titanic, Titanic, Ghosts of the Abyss where 3D was a tool to enable you to immerse yourself in the underwater world and splendour, rather than an extra gimmick overlaid onto an otherwise fine (or in the case of all other 3D films I have seen, very much far from fine).



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