Definitions

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

  • v. Past tense and past participle of unlay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not laid, not placed
  • adj. not laid by exorcism
  • adj. not having had sexual intercourse
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unlay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not laid or placed; not fixed.
  • adj. Not allayed; not pacified; not laid finally to rest.
  • adj. Not laid out, as a corpse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not laid or placed; not fixed.
  • Not allayed; not pacified; not exorcised; not suppressed.
  • Not laid out, as a corpse. Nautical, untwisted, as the strands of a rope.

Etymologies

From un- + laid (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am like the lamb of man soon finished, the singer hen suffering the unlaid egg, stupefied by the easy murmuring of twilight.

    the wicked daughter

  • My eyes were sufficiently accustomed to the darkness that she showed as a pale shape in the murk, a premature and unlaid ghost.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • One of their challenges last night was to create dishes using some pretty strange items: Grasshoppers, jellyfish, chicken feet, cock's combs, unlaid eggs, stinky tofu, sea cucumber, eel, and 2 other items escaping my memory.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Speaking of noms, how can wit get you unlaid, Nommy?

    JAMES BOND FIGHTS MEXICAN

  • Nothing gets you unlaid faster than having a witty comeback for getting complimented on your looks.

    JAMES BOND FIGHTS MEXICAN

  • & 4: I meant "unpaid" not unlaid. (sorry, leftie activists -- slip of tounge -- i must have been reviewing the latest WA public education initiatives from pressure groups.)

    Sound Politics: A legislative coup to undermine the people's constitutional right of initiative

  • That's not to say you can't wander the world as a mendicant, or weigh 400 pounds and happy, or live alone and unlaid...but you won't COMPLAIN about it, will you?

    Controlling the Myth

  • They will taunt and tease the audience, but in the end, the perennially unlaid Jackson will do another Spiritual Guide routine.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Occasionally we lighted upon land tortoises, which, with their unlaid eggs, make a very agreeable dish.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • FOR VERY SPECIAL OCCASIONS you may want to serve caviar Caviar is the preserved roe as yet unlaid eggs of various species of sturgeon found around the world; it is classified as beluga, osetra, and sevruga.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

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