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  • n. Plural form of underlay.


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  • In addition Jackson no doubt used underlays, that is, small pieces of paper pasted in layers of diminishing size on the backs of the blocks where the color was most intense.

    John Baptist Jackson 18th-Century Master of the Color Woodcut

  • If I got right back to the start, I probably have to cite Virginia Andrews as a very early influence and the macarbe underlays have probably never left my writing.

    Influence « Write Anything

  • And to be very honest, I think what underlays that lack of trust - for me and for a lot of other commenters as well - is a desire to not be accountable for what we say.

    Who Are You People? « PubliCola

  • The right to self defense is not just a fundamental human right but the foundational right which underlays all others.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Colorado State University board rescinds ban on licensed firearms carry 

  • S Precision Mapping Streets 3.0 ($49; 800-257-9244) allows you to import satellite photos, aviation maps and nautical charts and display them as underlays beneath CMC's map data.

    A Better Street Guide

  • Levels A and B are animation levels, C and D underlays and E holds the background.

    In Glorious Multiplane - 2

  • I also know of no other field of science where a blind commitment to false precision underlays an entire enterprise dendrothermometry.

    Hugues Goosse and the Unresponsiveness of Juckes « Climate Audit

  • In Section 2, we said that we'd return to the issue of whether or not unified experiences have experiential parts, the issue that underlays subsumption and the other claims that we examined there.

    The Unity of Consciousness

  • Whether the opinion which underlays the expression has also been rectified, and why the expression should ever have been used, are questions which are perfectly unimportant: so long as the statement is withdrawn, all is well.

    The Wisdom of Life

  • Dominic Miller's guitar is always in evidence as he deftly switches between nylon string, acoustic and electric to provide an object lesson in inventive, on-the-nail guitar work which underlays Sting's masterful melodies with consummate ease.

    Mercury Falling


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