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lay

1. tv. to copulate [with] someone. (Crude. Usually objectionable.) She laid him on the spot.
2. n. a sexual act. (Crude. Usually objectionable.) I could use a good lay about now.
3. n. a person considered as a potential sex partner. (Crude. Usually objectionable.) He actually said that she was a good lay.

lay (one's)

/a finger on
To locate; find: We haven't been able to lay a finger on those photos.

lay

/put to rest
1. To bury (a dead body); inter.
2. To resolve or settle (an issue, for example): The judge's ruling put to rest the dispute between the neighbors.
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In November, the ideal time for laying turf, there's usually enough rain, but if not, water the turf well over the next few weeks - and keep off it until it has taken root.
In October and November, the ideal time for laying turf, there's usually enough rain to help the new lawn establish, but if not, water thoroughly over the next few weeks - and keep off.
In October and November, the ideal time for laying turf, there's usually enough rain to help the new lawn establish, but if not, water the turf thoroughly over the next few weeks -and keep off it until it has really taken root.
The trustees met in closed session to discuss ways to cut the budget by laying off as few people as possible, Lackey said.
I think we've been responsible in not laying off too many people.
The wasps didn't seem to be hiding their illicit egg laying.
One scenario suggests that disadvantaged birds, perhaps ones too lowly to win and hold onto a nest site, get an advantage from stealth laying because it beats laying no eggs.
And as for the Easter Bunny laying the eggs, the idea probably stems from the idea that the fertility of the rabbit is a symbol of life.
In the cool spell of the 1960s and 1970s, British birds began laying eggs later in the year than they had before, the study shows.
Temperature, particularly in March and April, explained long-term trends in laying time for 17 species, the researchers report in the June 3 NATURE.
Ornithologists in the United Kingdom have now found that many birds are laying their eggs earlier--an average of 9 days sooner than in 1971.
The researchers found that 20 of the species--including wrens, waders, and magpies--were laying their first eggs significantly earlier.
A Midwest warehouse club store is laying off anyone who
By laying pipe at near-vertical angels, the distance to touchdown is reduced and pipelines can be laid to exacting routes, safely negotiating around sea bottom hazards and through complex in-field lines.
Not so for the tiny, tree-living thrips, the first known animal that can switch between laying eggs and bearing live young, says biologist Bernard J.