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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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He continued up the river for perhaps a mile; and then, crossing over to the left bank, drew his craft up on a low ledge that lay almost on a level with the water.
As I lay there beneath the dark rocks I noticed that a strong current seemed to flow directly toward the center of the river, so that it was difficult to hold my craft in its position.
A shadow lay across the kitchen floor; it was that of the deaf mute, as he stood on a chair before the fire, supporting himself on the chimney piece with one puny arm, while he reached overhead with the other.
Two hundred yards within the forest a broken branch lay across the trail.
His bullet, going low, struck Achmet Zek's horse in the breast, bringing him down a hundred yards from where Werper lay preparing to fire a second shot.
No littlest beetle that he might eat had given evidence that life of any sort existed here, and it was a hungry and thirsty Tarzan who lay down to rest in the evening.
For an hour he lay resting in the cool shade at the foot of the cliff.
And, snake-like, amidst the concealing foliage lay the malevolent Russ.
Some wandered stupidly to and fro, but this one lay still.
They bore a huge chest among them which they deposited within a few paces of where Bulan lay.
He remained silent and lay like that for a long time.
You are to remember that we lay on the bare top of a rock, like scones upon a girdle; the sun beat upon us cruelly; the rock grew so heated, a man could scarce endure the touch of it; and the little patch of earth and fern, which kept cooler, was only large enough for one at a time.
She sailed with what we call a shoulder-of-mutton sail; and the boom jibed over the top of the cabin, which lay very snug and low, and had in it room for him to lie, with a slave or two, and a table to eat on, with some small lockers to put in some bottles of such liquor as he thought fit to drink; and his bread, rice, and coffee.
When we came to go to bed, he decently went out of the room till I was in bed, and then went to bed in the bed on his own side of the room, but lay there talking to me a great while.
When her sister had withdrawn, she turned her head back again, and lay with her face towards the door, until it opened and her father entered.