from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a left-hand twist; said of cordage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a left-hand twist; -- said of cordage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In geology, deposited in or by water: contrasted with Æolian, 2.
  • Noting three ropes laid into one: same as cable-laid.


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  • The smooth topography of the Glacial Lake Basins, even flatter than the surrounding drift plains (ecoregions 46g, 46i, and 46n), resulted from the slow buildup of water-laid sediments.

    Ecoregions of North Dakota and South Dakota (EPA)

  • Unit 2 130–150 cm consists of a coarse-grained granulated facies, which represents an ice-proximal water-laid till.

    Domack on the Larsen 1-A Ice Shelf « Climate Audit

  • The boundary of the drift is equally independent of the relief of the land, crossing hills and plains impartially, unlike water-laid deposits, whose margins, unless subsequently deformed, are horizontal.

    The Elements of Geology

  • Fossils not wholly obliterated may prove it originally water-laid.

    The Elements of Geology

  • These deposits help to explain similar hummocky regions of drift and similar plains of coarse, water-laid material often found in the drift-covered area of the northeastern United States.

    The Elements of Geology

  • How many millions of years did it take to form those rocks (many of them are stratified, water-laid deposits) in the depths of the ocean?

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • Fossils, of which more than 99. 9% of them were found in sedimentary ( "water-laid") rock.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • And for the most part animals and people end up dead due to flooding, and how many fossils were not found in sedimentary (sedimentary means "water-laid") rocks?

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The evidence of water-laid fossil beds on every continent, demonstrates that these have experienced major deluges.

    Shropshire Star

  • They knotted four or five dory rodings together, coiled the long length of rope in the dory, unbent the end of their water-laid cable from the anchor, and waited until the wallowing steamer had drifted far enough to leeward to come within the steering-arc of a craft with no canvas; then they cut away the wreck, crowded forward, all hands spreading coats to the breeze, and when the schooner had paid off, steered her down with the wind on the quarter until almost near enough to hail the steamer, where they rounded to, safe in the knowledge that she could not drift as fast as the other.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea


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