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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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What the contract of employment says, if anything, about lay offs and also the custom and practice in the particular industry.
If the contract of employment does not allow for a lay off without pay and there is no custom and practice of this happening, what options does an employee who is laid off have?
If the contract does not allow for lay offs without pay, then the options an employee has in this situation are:
Lay, aged 64, died of a heart attack, his pastor in Houston said.
Lay was convicted on May 25 along with former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling of defrauding investors and employees by repeatedly lying about Enron's financial strength in the months before the company plummeted into bankruptcy protection in December 2001.
If the changes began before the Second Vatican Council, the revolution would be better understood as beginning from below--a revolution more in keeping with our notions of political transformations and one high-lighting lay agency even further.
Andrew Greeley's sociological history of Catholics in the twentieth century's second half establishes clearly that lay Catholics revolutionized their religious beliefs and behaviors since World War II.
One queen lay immobile, as if feigning death, for 14 hours, and thus outlived all others of her kind.
The researchers found a link between policing and egg laying: The more thorough the policing was in a species, the less likely the workers were to lay illicit eggs.
In contrast, the closer the family ties within a species' colonies, the more likely the workers were to lay illicit eggs while the queen was alive.
The first of these works is an impressive collaborative enterprise of two distinguished scholars, Joanna Cannon, an art historian in London's Courtauld Institute and Andre Vauchez, director of the Ecole Francaise in Rome and author of seminal studies of late medieval sainthood and lay piety.
Commonly called "penitents" and often attached eventually to the two great mendicant orders as "tertiaries," these lay women were "worldly" in a quite literal sense.
Lay Koon, previously STATS' Chief Financial Officer succeeds Harry Davoody who has resigned to pursue interests in the United States.
Said Tan Bock Seng, Chairman of STATS, "In the two years as Chief Financial Officer of STATS, Lay Koon has played a key role in shaping the strategic direction and position of STATS.
In the past two and a half years, Lay has helped to successfully grow Seagate's slider business six fold," said Brendan Hegarty, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Components Group.